BATS now includes a "incident review tool" feature, allowing supervisors to review and approve BATS reports. This feature allows supervisors to review the BATS entry, and send messages to members of their unit regarding the incident entry prior to the incident being uploaded to the database. As the default setting, the supervisor or other person designated by your agency as the BATS account manager, has been assigned this compliance verification ability. If your agency wishes to assign the incident review duty to another member of the unit, please contact the USBDC. Many agencies use the incident review tool as part of the overall "peer review" process for expert testimony. View additional information on "peer review" and the "scientific method."