Basic Question on Measuring Distance Between Fixed Points and Areas in Shapefile

Discussion created by flynhyn on Feb 16, 2014
Latest reply on Mar 2, 2014 by deedug

I am new to the ArcGIS Desktop and I am having trouble with a project.  I have a bunch of police incident reports that I have put on a map, as well as a shapefile outlining the police precincts in the city I am studying.  I want to identify all of the incidents that happen outside of, but within a 1,000 foot distance of, a given precinct.  Can anyone point me towards a tutorial that would help with this or outline the basic steps I would follow?  FYI  - I can't be given instructions that are too simple....just isn't possible ;)