Create custom timers to check in on pursuits, dispatch calls, units, and more!

What are Dispatch Timers?

Sonoran CAD allows users to create custom dispatch timers. Some example use cases of these timers are as follows:
  • Creating a 10 minute pursuit timer before authorizing a pit maneuver
  • Reminders to periodically check in on a unit
  • Reminders to check in on a specific dispatch call
When a timer has completed, it will flash an icon next to any attachments and play a customizable tone.

Creating a New Timer

Dispatch timers can be created through multiple different shortcuts.

Via the Timer Panel

From the start menu: Unit Management > Timers
Press New to create a new timer.
Sonoran CAD - Timer Panel

Drag-And-Drop to Tab

If you have the timer panel tab minimized or pinned, you can drag a unit, group, or dispatch call right to the tab.
Sonoran CAD - Drag Unit to Timer Tab

From the Context Menu

Left click on a unit ID, group name, or dispatch call ID: Timers > New Timer
Sonoran CAD - New Timer from Context Menu

Editing a Timer

Via Timer Panel

The timer panel has options to start, pause, restart, and remove a timer.
Additionally, you can expand the timer to change the name and duration.
Sonoran CAD - Timer Panel

Via the Context Menu

When a unit, group, or call is attached to a timer you can click on the timer icon. A timer menu will be displayed, allowing you to start, pause, restart, or clear the timer's attachment.
Sonoran CAD - Timer Context Menu

Timer Attachments

You can attach a unit, group, or call to a timer. This will display a timer icon next to the attached unit or call. You can hover over this icon to view the remaining time, or click on it for the timer context menu.

Via Drag-And-Drop

In addition to dragging a unit, group, or dispatch call to a minimized tab you can also drag it to a timer in the panel.
Sonoran CAD - Drag Unit to Timer Panel

Via Context Menu

Click on a unit, group, or dispatch call: Timers > Select a Timer
Sonoran CAD - Attach to Timer from Context Menu