Patrol Info

Patrol Info provides information on patrol procedures monitoring duties. Stay informed and prepared for any situation with this comprehensive resource.

Updated at May 20th, 2024

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EarthRanger Mobile allows the configuration of a default Event Type as “Patrol Info” to facilitate adding more details to newly created patrols. This form opens when starting a new patrol and can be filled out for additional information. You can configure this setting via the “Data Collection” section within the Settings view, where you can select the default event type for “Patrol Info Settings.”

When the Patrol Info setting is OFF the workflow for starting a patrol doesn't change. 


 Patrol Info setting OFF Start Patrol Select a patrol type Enter a patrol title if needed and Start Patrol Patrol Starts
Workflow with Patrol Info: OFF


When the Patrol Info setting is ON, you can link an event type of your creation every time a patrol is started. You can create this event type on the admin site with the title and fields you need to add more details to your patrols.

When turning on the “Patrol Info” setting, an event will be selected by default. The app will choose the first event type you have access to, you can modify the order of the events by editing the ordernum setting in admin. 

Or by opening the event type list, you will be able to select the desired event type. 

Patrol Info setting ON Select the Event Type you want to link to patrols Start Patrol Select a patrol type
Enter a patrol title if needed and Start Patrol Event Type selected under Patrol Info Setting displays Patrol Starts Event will be linked to the patrol
Workflow with Patrol Info: ON The event



For this example, We want to create an event that will allow us to enter the following information into my patrols:

  • Patrol Objective 
  • Team members on the patrol 
  • Mode of transportation 

To accomplish this we will create an event called Patrol Details that has the following fields:


Type: Paragraph 

Text field for the user to enter the objective of the patrol

Name: Patrol Objective 


Type: Checkbox

Query with all team members to choose from

Name: Team Members


Type: Single Select

Query with all modes of transportation to choose from

Name: Vehicle Used

Patrol Details modes

You can use any name for the event that makes sense to you.

I want this event to be the default patrol to open so I will edit the Ordernum field to be the smallest number of all my events. 

Because it has the lowest number the event is now the default in patrol info settings: 

Now when starting a patrol my new Patrol Details event I created will open:


After submitting this Patrol Info, your patrol will start as normal and the Patrol Info event will be displayed as an event in the event feed of EarthRanger.

If you have any questions please contact the EarthRanger Support Team at