Bill To Move Louisville Officers To 12-Hour Shifts Advances

FRANKFORT, KY – An effort to move Louisville police officers to 12-hour shifts gained momentum Wednesday after the Louisville Metro chief of police testified in Frankfort. House Bill 149 was unanimously passed out of committee. If passed, it will clear the way for a reorganization at the Louisville Metro Police Department that some believe will make Louisville safer. Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad told a committee here in…

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Denver Detention Deputies Change From 12-Hour To 10-Hour Shifts

In early 2016, Denver Sheriff Department deputies at the downtown jail will work shorter shifts, a move expected to reduce fatigue and to streamline schedules at the city’s two jails. Stephanie O’Malley, executive director of the Denver Department of Public Safety, announced the switch to 10-hour schedules Monday in a news release updating the public on the ongoing sheriff’s department reform. Deputies working at the county jail on Smith…

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Camden Police Department Ends Call-In Policy For Patrol Officers

The Camden County Police Department has eliminated a mandate that patrol officers call in on their days off to see if they are needed at work. The edict, which Chief Scott Thomson said was implemented in early July after an officer was shot at, caused some officers to complain of burnout and little rest time between shifts, which they said left them less alert in dealing with the public…

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Providence Firefighters’ Longer Workweek Starts; No Agreement With Union

PROVIDENCE, RI – City firefighters began a longer work week Sunday morning, as Mayor Jorge Elorza’s disputed restructuring of the Providence Fire Department went into effect at 8 a.m. “There were no reports of any problems,” Elorza spokesman Evan England said about the change from a four-platoon shift structure to three platoons. Under the new system, which Elorza implemented to reduce overtime expenses, Providence firefighters will work the same…

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Providence Firefighters Unhappy With Mayor’s Unilateral Announcement On Shift Changes

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s announcement last week that he wants to change the fire department from a four-shift to three-shift schedule has the union criticizing what it calls the mayor’s heavy-handedness, and at least a few City Council leaders want more details. Paul Doughty, president of Local 799 of the International Association of Firefighters, said Elorza rejected union requests that he hold off on announcing the…

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Baltimore police move to 4-10’s

BALTIMORE, MD – Baltimore City police are changing tactics in how they schedule officers in an effort to make officers’ jobs more efficient and city streets safer. Police said the new plan will give the department flexibility to rapidly move officers to areas where crime is occurring. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the strategy behind the Baltimore City Police Department’s new public safety deployment plan is to get more…

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