Syracuse Police Officers Benefitting From New Schedule, Wait Times Reduce

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — On his Tipperary Hill beat, it was hour number six for Officer Joe Hilliker. The 23-year veteran had four more hours to go in his day.

The days have been much better since the new work schedule kicked in. After four days on, he’ll have four days off.

“I’ve noticed it myself. It’s definitely re-energized me. It’s just that downtime of not responding to these calls because the four-two schedule was a quick turnaround, so you’re back here quick,” Hilliker said. “The downtime gives you a little more time to relax, and refresh yourself, and makes it easier to get back out here and get back at it.”

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