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3 Ways Online Scheduling Software Will Turn Your Department Green


Are your officers printing out multiple schedules a day as updates are constantly made? The amount of printing, post-its and white out can be reduced with a simple solution: online scheduling software.

According to theworldcounts.com:

  • Recycling 1 ton of paper saves around 682.5 gallons of oil, 26,500 liters of water and 17 trees
  • 50% of the waste of businesses is composed of paper
  • Paper accounts for 25% of landfill waste and 33% of municipal waste
  • 10 liters of water is needed to make one piece of A4 paper

Many police departments struggle to stay environmentally friendly when it comes to scheduling and administrative tasks. It can be difficult when dealing with specific contract rules and regulations. But there are definitely some things you can do with scheduling software to reduce the paper used.

3 things that can help make your police department green include:

  • Online accessibility
  • A real-time view in briefing or squad room
  • Visibility to court locations & dispatchers

Online Accessibility

What does this mean?

Anyone with a login from your department and internet access can see the real-time view of the schedule on their smartphone, tablet, laptop, or PC.

Whether they are at home or at work, they can always stay updated on the changes being made to the schedule. 

Real-Time View In Briefing Room

Do you post a printed schedule in the briefing or squad room for everyone to see?

That is a great way for everyone to easily see what is going on as they are in this room.

But now you can hook up a PC to a Monitor, to display a real-time view of your schedule.

This will decrease the number of times you need to re-print the schedule while still keeping everyone up to date.

Visibility to Court Locations & Dispatchers

One more thing you don't have to print out.

Give your court location a read-only log into your system so that they can see a real-time view of your schedule at all times.

This way, they can clearly see whether your officers are on and off duty, in hopes to schedule them when they are already scheduled versus paying overtime.

If you have a dispatch department that needs to view your schedule as well, you can give them access to a read-only view as well. 


You may find these features in a variety of providers. We do know for a fact that they are all included in PlanIt Police Scheduling Software.

Make sure to ask your provider how you can stay green with the features provided. To learn more about PlanIt Police in other departments, read a case study today!

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PlanIt Police scheduling software is extremely powerful yet easy-to-use. It is meant to simplify scheduling and enhance communication for law enforcement agencies. PlanIt was developed by Ragnasoft, Inc who have specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

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Lancaster PA 17604
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PlanIt Police

PlanIt Police is an online scheduling system for police departments. PlanIt is developed by Ragnasoft, Inc which has specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

Our Contacts

PO BOX 4903
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 1-866-471-2001
Fax: 1-717-925-3908
Email: sales@planitschedule.com