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    12 or 8 hour shifts?

    How do you feel about 12 hour shifts? How do these shifts fit in with relationships, family life, child care, education, pets, health, etc.

    Some agencies such as SPPD offer 8 and 10 hour shifts. Would going back to 8 hour shifts be preferable or maybe a 8 and 10 hour shift combination?

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    10's are the best in my opinion, don't want 8's again.

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    12’s are in. No one cares what you think.

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    12s are the best in my opinion. I mean 2 days of work during one week, you cant beat that.

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    With 12s you can call in sick 2 days and use 23 hours to get 7 days off, but on 8s you'd get only 5 days off when using 24 hours of sick time. Sick time being paid out at only 50% when you leave, it make more sense to use up your sick time on 12s and save your vacation time which is paid at 100%.

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    Typical stupid discussion. 12’s are here and ain’t going nowhere. STFU and get to work.

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    12s get admittedly long on Sunday, but id never want to go back to 8's. I like working 14 days a month and being to take a week off in exchange for two days. You cant beat it.

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    https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch...scheduling.asp

    "Although many law enforcement agencies rely on 8-hour schedules, a 10-hour schedule can be a viable alternative to consider as it is likely to improve officers’ reported quality of work life, while increasing the hours officers sleep and reducing overtime costs. "

    "When considering strategies to improve efficiency and cut costs, many agencies have considered reducing shifts to just two per day, requiring 12-hour shifts[2]. However, the purported cost savings may not be worth it if increased fatigue is the result. The Police Foundation study showed that those working 12-hour shifts reported lower levels of alertness at work and increased sleepiness, although these did not translate to worsened performance or other negative outcomes. Other studies have demonstrated negative health and safety consequences in other industries. The experimental study by the Police Foundation showed that other than a reduction in overtime, the benefits from the 10-hour shifts were not experienced by those on 12-hour shifts."

    12s have been proven to be a health hazard. Looks like 10 hour shifts are the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch...scheduling.asp

    "Although many law enforcement agencies rely on 8-hour schedules, a 10-hour schedule can be a viable alternative to consider as it is likely to improve officers’ reported quality of work life, while increasing the hours officers sleep and reducing overtime costs. "

    "When considering strategies to improve efficiency and cut costs, many agencies have considered reducing shifts to just two per day, requiring 12-hour shifts[2]. However, the purported cost savings may not be worth it if increased fatigue is the result. The Police Foundation study showed that those working 12-hour shifts reported lower levels of alertness at work and increased sleepiness, although these did not translate to worsened performance or other negative outcomes. Other studies have demonstrated negative health and safety consequences in other industries. The experimental study by the Police Foundation showed that other than a reduction in overtime, the benefits from the 10-hour shifts were not experienced by those on 12-hour shifts."

    12s have been proven to be a health hazard. Looks like 10 hour shifts are the way to go.
    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!!! Call your PBA rep and see how it works out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!!!! Call your PBA rep and see how it works out for you.
    SPPD offers a choice of 8s or 10s but it is a joke as an organization compared to our agency. I know several officers who work there and they love the 10 hour shifts. We are supposed to be the elite LEO agency in the county so we should at least be able to match SPPD. The FOP represents them so it should be able to do it for us. Bob always brags that he is 100% behind his deputies so it is time for him to show just how much he supports us.

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