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Posted over 6 years ago

 

our department works a 12 hour shift and we rotate 4 weeks on nights and 4 weeks on days. we work 14 out of the 28 days which isnt too bad and get every other weekend off. anyone work straight nights or days and see any advantages or disadvantages?


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Straight nights, with a rotation here and there, usually as a cover shift. Advantages: you get into a set schedule, for activities, sleep, etc. Disadvantages: Workin nights, you tend to miss out on everyone's activities being on the rare schedule of bein awake when everyone else is sleeping. I'd rather rotate between days and nights every 2-3 months or so.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

i work the same rotation as u hcgale, but i only stay on nights, i love nights! i would hate to be stuck on day shift!!

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AAMMYY!!!! yeah your lucky for sure....damn i hate day shift! 8 hours or 12 hours i just hate it.


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We work 12's also and we rotate every 2 months (56 days actually the way the calendar falls). This schedule works great. Ive worked every police schedule you can name, 8 hrs., 10 hrs, and now 12's for the past 7 years. Its the best schedule out there bar none. Off 3 day weekend every other weekend with 2 days on, 2 off during the week. One weekend you work fri, sat, sun, the next your off fri, sat, sun. Really helps with the family commitments, court appearances etc. Guys are well rested and mentally sharp everyday, not just the beginning of the rotation as some depts.( 8 hrs, 6 days in a row with 2 or 3 days off). By that 4th thru 6th day your burnt out, the 2 days off that follows doesnt even come close to energizing you, before your right back at it.
You'd be surprised how many old dogs are reluctant to leave their comfort zone and get more time off, more frequently. My friends in surrounding Dept.'s are a prime example. They constantly ask me how I can work a 12 hour shift. I tellthem, Id rather work the 12 and get 2 off after 2 on than wait 6 days to get the same 2 off. If Im already at work, the heck with it, lets run the 12 so I can have more time for my family.
Especially if your on specialty teams. Awfully hard to fit it all in working 6 days in a row.

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I love the nights also. Wouldnt want to work straight days as some old timers do. I'd stay on nights exclusively if I had the choice!

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I wish we rotated. Keep from getting stale. Right now I work an overlapping shift 6pm to 2am.

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we work 8 hour shifts. We rotate on each shift our first year, then after that they put you on permanent shift...and its from there you don't change until you get some seniority or they need you somewhere else. I worked 8 hours at my sheriffs office and we roated shifts every two months....i enjoyed it, but i don't have a family so i can work anytime and it not be a bother.

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used to work all shifts: first, second, third (on ocassion). i'll admit it was peculiar regulating a sleep schedual that shifted from week to week, but i'm 9-5 gig rite now, and I absolutley hate it..i'm a nite owl. Always have been, probably always will be.

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Hey HC, work the same schedule as you posterd here. After a month of days, I am ready for a month of nights. Only disadvantage I found is on a supervisory level where it is difficult to fairly evaluate someone on a permanent rotation. I have found that there can eb a Jekyll/Hyde effect where some officers get a little wild away from their home shift. There have also been medical reports linking depression to persons on similar rotations.

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We work 80 hrs every two weeks; 6 12 hr shifts and one 8 hr shift. You pick the day you want the 8 hr shift on and it's yours as long as your on that particular shift(for me nights). Ex. fri, sat, and sun 12hrs.; off mon and tues; 12hrs wed and thurs; off fri, sat, sun; 12hrs mon and 8hrs tue; off wed and thurs... and then your two week shift starts all over again.... plenty of time off and plenty of time to do side jobs or playtime....... every Oct. dept bids for nites and days by seniority..

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We have 8 hr shifts, changing back a shift every 3 months and moving your days off forward two days. When I starting I was on first shift and had Sun-Mon off, now I'm on 3rd with Tue-Wed off. I'm not a fan of it, but what can ya do, our sheriff is a former State Trooper and this is how they do it apparently.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I would rather work all nights. Our shifts would start out like a 18, then 16, 12, then an 08 on your last day. I don't like that system at all. I would like to have Midnight to 08 all week!


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We work 8 x 10 hour shifts over a fortnight. Not supposed to work more than 60 hours in any one week. That gives us 6 days off per fortnight. No set roster, we work as tasked, not a response unit. I'd say we get 45 Sundays off a year so that helps balance the Saturdays we work. So depending on the duty, we start at anytime b/w 0600 and 2300.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

We also work the 12 hr shifts. Although we work 4 weeks on one shift and 2 weeks on the other. I hate that rotation. I'm so used to being up at night that by the time day shift comes around, I don't sleep at night and am worthless during the day. Just when you start to get adjusted to sleeping at night and working during the day we're back on nights. I'd prefer all nights. I can't stand daylight!

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Our fist shift of the day is 2300x0731 for four days and two days off then 1500x2331 for four days two off then 0700x1532 four on two off then back to 2300x0731.

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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

I hate the 8hr shift but It works for my family. I have to go back to nights and I dread it cause I know my daughter will have to go to day care and I hate that.....

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We work 8 hours shifts, and bid every 4 months by seniority. If you have enough seniority you get to bid what ever shift you want. But if you are a junior guy then you get stuck with what ever is left at the end of the bid. It works for some and not for others.

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I think getting used to the shift change would be the hardest. We work a 10 hr shift, 4 on 4 off. We bid our shifts every yr for 6 mo periods unless there are other changes throughout the year.


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Rate This | Posted over 6 years ago

 

i got one better than all these i work straight 1400---0200

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

the department I work for rotates shifts every 18 days (2 work weeks).


Someone told me there was a federal requirement of a 28 day minimum.


Anybody know if that's true or not?

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

jlu492 says ...


I think getting used to the shift change would be the hardest. We work a 10 hr shift, 4 on 4 off. We bid our shifts every yr for 6 mo periods unless there are other changes throughout the year.

not a Leo but I wish my job would do this... I've worked 12 hr shifts for the the last 11 years......which I love three days a week and four days off.... but I hate the coming to work and it's dark and leaving when it's dark that part stinks....atleast with a 10 hr shift you have a little bit of daylight left to enjoy..I could never  never do a 8 hr shift... 16 hr I could do and have done...I like to get it over with and have more days off.


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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 I have a question about a Police Officers hours. Why do many if not all PD's rotate? My common sense answer would be because the suspect/ or victim would otherwise get use to when the officer is on or off. Like on days here and off nights here. Maybe an odd question, but I'm curious.


Thanks, Rich

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

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 I have a question about a Police Officers hours. Why do many if not all PD's rotate? My common sense answer would be because the suspect/ or victim would otherwise get use to when the officer is on or off. Like on days here and off nights here. Maybe an odd question, but I'm curious.


Thanks, Rich



Rotating shifts doesn't have anything to do with a bad guy knowing the best to commit a crime. We rotate because some people don't like day shift, afternoon shift, graveyards, etc. By rotating shifts it evens the playing field and allows a certain amount of "fairness" (life ain't fair BTW) to be extended by having everyone work a shift they enjoy, mixed in with ones they simply tolerate.

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Rate This | Posted almost 3 years ago

 

 Ok I can see the point. Thanks.