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  • mohican
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    Shifts explanation

    Does anybody have an explanation about all the possible chances about shifts? I mean a document with some charts or something like that, because it's difficult to me realize about the different kind of shifts. Thank you so much, mates.

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  • screech60
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    We do. Five on/three off. With this schedule, though, we are 32 hours short (in a year) of a normal full time work schedule. Hence, we are required to "give" 32 hours of OT to the county for training, etc. Usually, I fill my 32-hour rule requirement by February or March and the rest of the year is OT and COMP.

    Also, our shift rotation is on a six-week time frame, ie: 6 weeks days, 6 weeks swing, 6 weeks graves, etc, etc.

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  • Garbage Man
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    Originally posted by KCSpartacus View Post
    Wouldn't your 3/12 officers get shorted by 8 hours by the end of the pay period? Or 4 hours a week..which ever you prefer. I'd like to see how this would work though.
    The weekend guys do a buyback day during the month just like a regular 3/12

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  • KCSpartacus
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    Originally posted by Garbage Man View Post
    Civilians do that a lot, city hall type folks. Its called the 9/80 plan.

    A good schedule for a small agency is the 4/10 -3/12 split. Basically you get a choice, you work monday thru thursday 4/10 or you work Fri Sat Sun 3/12. So the you decide what you want. If you want weekends off then you work the 4/10, if you want four days off you do the 3/12. You only need five squads of officers to cover the whole week.
    Wouldn't your 3/12 officers get shorted by 8 hours by the end of the pay period? Or 4 hours a week..which ever you prefer. I'd like to see how this would work though.

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  • Landric
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    I worked for a county PD that did 9 hour shifts. Ours ran like this:

    6 on, 3 off; 6 on 3 off; 6 on, 4 off

    During a 28 day cycle we worked 18. You always had the same series of days off. In my case that was Sun, Mon, Tue; Tue, Wed, Thu; and Thu, Fri, Sat, and Sun. Each officer had a slightly different rotation, but it was set up so everyone had a least three weekend days off at least two of which were together. I have worked 8 hour schedules and 12 hours schedules (I'd like to try 10s sometime). I liked the 9s best.

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  • MrVega$
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    We have the 9/8/80 option available as well as the 4/10/40. The way it works is that you work 4 nine hour days either M-TH or Tu-Fri. The following week on your RDO (either Monday or Friday) you work an eight hour day. Some people prefer it over the 10's because they still get a 3 day weekend every other week, and their hours are a little shorter.

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  • Garbage Man
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    Civilians do that a lot, city hall type folks. Its called the 9/80 plan.

    A good schedule for a small agency is the 4/10 -3/12 split. Basically you get a choice, you work monday thru thursday 4/10 or you work Fri Sat Sun 3/12. So the you decide what you want. If you want weekends off then you work the 4/10, if you want four days off you do the 3/12. You only need five squads of officers to cover the whole week.

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  • gopherpuckfan
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    We work 9's. We pick our days off, so it probably won't work with a smaller department.

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  • cc_chiller
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    Our department uses 9 hour shifts. We are the only agency in the area that I am aware of that does it. Like mentioned above - five days on/ two days off, then four on/ three off. We have a month-long work period. It adds up to 162 hours every month (a “normal” work month would only have 160 hours), so each officer has a "short day" were they go home early or come in late two hours once a month.

    The "benefits" are questionable. The department benefits because more officers can be on duty at a time than with a 4/10 schedule. The officers benefit because they are still getting some three day weekends.

    Since the work period is a month long, the department admin benefits (and the officers lose out) because it is harder to accumulate over time.

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  • Bing_Oh
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    Never heard of a 9 hour schedule. The normal schedules are the old standby 8 hour, the 10, and the 12. What would be the benefit of a 9 hour schedule?

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  • KCSpartacus
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    9 Hour Schedule

    Anyone work a 9 hour schedule? I just heard about it the other day. We don't have enough people to go to a 4-10 plan. Basically you work 81 hours in a 2 week period. Four on/three off, five on/two off and then back again to the 4/3. Just wondered if this was something new.

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