How can I use BATS to document my investigation?

BATS allows investigators to easily create professional reports using standardized terminology for consistency. Users are able to capture details of explosives and fire cases, including improvised explosive device (IED) components, incendiary devices, origin-and-cause or device placement, suspect information, casualties, dollar losses, fire descriptors, collateral crimes, witness interviews, juvenile firesetters, and descriptions of how a device was delivered. BATS also allows investigators to upload photo images, x-rays, audio/video files, scanned witness statements, lab reports, canine reports, and write narratives detailing investigative activity for any fire or explosives incident. Investigative reports are printed using each department's header and logo. Investigators can use GIS (data mapping) features to provide "visual" analysis and assist in uncovering patterns and trends. BATS also allows agencies to generate statistical reports for incidents within their jurisdiction

Last Reviewed September 23, 2016