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I am preparing to write a staff study for a class that concentrates on Shifts by Seniority vs. Performance.  I need all the help I can get on this and appreciate any and all responses.  I am looking for opinions, current policy/procedures, your years on the job, and whether or not you are a supervisor making the schedule or a patrol officer bidding for one.  I appreciate responses from any size agency and any type of department and/or officer.  I truly appreciate any help I can get.  Thanks.  Feel free to send me a private message or email also.


Corporal Trent Bukowski


Kankakee County Sheriff's Department


3000 South Justice Way


Kankakee, IL 60901-8262


 


trentbukowski@gmail.com


Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Corporal Trent Bukowski
3000 South Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901-8262

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We have rotating shifts every two months. Seniority and Performance have nothing to do with the schedule. We rotate from days, to swings, late night, another swing, and then back to days. Swings are busier, of course. So we work 2 months of days, and essentially 6 months of nights/swings. This probably didn't help at all, but this is how we do it. It keeps officers from getting burned out by working a year of night shifts.


My opinion on Senority vs Performance. I think you award bids for shifts by Senority, but you promote based on Performance. With that, though, you need to cover your busiest shifts with your most capable officers. You can't have the slow, peaceful shifts covered by all your veteran officers, and your busy shifts full of nubies. There has to be some sort of mix to make it work.

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I appreciate your response.  Thanks again.


Trent


Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
Attn: Corporal Trent Bukowski
3000 South Justice Way
Kankakee, IL 60901-8262