Police union, city agree to 12-hour shifts to cut overtime

GARDEN CITY, MI – Garden City police officers will begin working 12-hour shifts Monday to save on overtime costs.

The Garden City Council has authorized Garden City Manager Darwin McClary to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the Police Officers Association of Michigan. Police officers currently work 10-hour shifts.

Garden City Police Chief Robert Muery expects that the change will decrease by one half the overtime costs.

“During the last four years, we have spent more than $100,000 per year in patrol overtime costs,” Muery said.

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