Community rummage sale

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Every year, the Village of Winnetka Police Department provides
additional security and crowd-control support for a local church’s
annual rummage sale. The sale is held on the church grounds and affects
parking and traffic patterns within in the adjacent area and several
surrounding neighborhoods. The size of the event requires the
involvement and coordination of numerous village departments, including
Public Works and the Police Department. To help improve the coordination
efforts, the GIS (Geographic Information System) department developed
several mapping products to allow the departments to share event
information more efficiently.

There are two maps that are traditionally developed for this event,
one for the Public Works department to highlight areas where they have
to setup temporary signs and barricades for restricted parking in and
around the church grounds and one for the Police Department showing a
detailed view of the church property with officer posting locations
highlighted. While all components of this event are provided in a
written form to the primary departments involved, using these two map
products provides a supplemental, spatially-based template that allows
for improved communication and a more concise transfer of information
before and during the event.

Community rummage sale

Blog_Communityrummagesale.jpg

Every year, the Village of Winnetka Police Department provides
additional security and crowd-control support for a local church’s
annual rummage sale. The sale is held on the church grounds and affects
parking and traffic patterns within in the adjacent area and several
surrounding neighborhoods. The size of the event requires the
involvement and coordination of numerous village departments, including
Public Works and the Police Department. To help improve the coordination
efforts, the GIS (Geographic Information System) department developed
several mapping products to allow the departments to share event
information more efficiently.

There are two maps that are traditionally developed for this event,
one for the Public Works department to highlight areas where they have
to setup temporary signs and barricades for restricted parking in and
around the church grounds and one for the Police Department showing a
detailed view of the church property with officer posting locations
highlighted. While all components of this event are provided in a
written form to the primary departments involved, using these two map
products provides a supplemental, spatially-based template that allows
for improved communication and a more concise transfer of information
before and during the event.