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How to Overcome the Chaos of Managing Officer Schedules

July 19, 2021

Shifting schedules have long sparked complaints among police officers. Not every department faces the same woes of unpredictable hours and on-call shifts, but fluctuating officer schedules pose challenges for many. In recent years, studies have found that for many officers, working erratic shifts can take a major toll on their well-being.

This white paper will explore what methods departments use for managing officer schedules, what shift length impacts performance, and how West Hempfield PD overcame its scheduling challenges.