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Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 : 2 p.m.

Saline Police Department transitions to 12-hour shifts

By Kody Klein

The Saline Police Department will transition from 8-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts to allow more time off for officers and the promotion of two officers to supervisor positions, according to the Saline Reporter.

Chief Larry Hrinik told the Saline Reporter the new plan will allow officers to build up 91 hours of additional non-comp time off and will allow more flexibility in how days off are scheduled.

Advocates said the new scheduling plan is cost-neutral and will boost morale.

Comments

Goober

Sat, Feb 16, 2013 : 4:26 p.m.

Oh? Does this now incur OT pay? OT pay that also adds to pensions?

Tom Todd

Sun, Feb 17, 2013 : 4:15 a.m.

Or they could come live with you during retirement.

Frustrated in A2

Sun, Feb 17, 2013 : 2:43 a.m.

No, they still work 80 hours per pay period. They work longer hours but fewer days per pay period.

Fat Bill

Sat, Feb 16, 2013 : 12:51 p.m.

12 hour shifts provide a fair amount of continuity. Saline is not Flint or Detroit, these officers are not jumping fences or wrestling suspect all shift long. Many 24x7 operations are looking at 12 hour shifts to make days off more meaningful, especially for the night crew.

sandy schopbach

Sat, Feb 16, 2013 : 11:59 a.m.

Are they out of their minds? No one is good on the job after 12 hours. Or 11. Or even 10. There's a reason 8 hours was chosen!

Basic Bob

Sun, Feb 17, 2013 : 4:05 a.m.

Twelve hour shifts are fine if you get 3+ days off every week.

Tom Todd

Sat, Feb 16, 2013 : 12:34 a.m.

Good for them! The SPD are a godsend.

golfer

Fri, Feb 15, 2013 : 9:06 p.m.

good idea i hope it works.