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Most Popular 8, 10, and 12-Hour Patrol Schedule Rotations

Oct. 4, 2021

Managing 24x7 coverage can be challenging. What is the best rotation? The best shift times? Well, we can’t say for sure but looking at the data we were able to pull some of the most common schedules. At the time we pulled this scheduling data we had about 600 law enforcement clients spread throughout the US. In this PDF you will see what the most popular 8, 10, and 12-hour shifts are along with the most popular shift times.

Once you decide you want to try out different schedules, maybe find a more efficient way to schedule, where do you start? Each department is a little bit different so these may not work for everyone, but they are used by many different agencies across the US.

Take a look at these three and if you find yourself wanting to browse more, head over to our blog at https://www.planitpolice.com/blog. There you will find additional 8, 10, and 12-hour schedule examples along with other personnel scheduling material. You can even download spreadsheet workbooks that will allow you to write out your officers new assignments to see how it would pan out.

To streamline the long term and day-to-day management of scheduling find a tool that was built for law enforcement - request a demonstration on our website (www.planitpolice.com) today! PlanIt Police scheduling software will make it easier for you and fellow administrators to manage personnel scheduling day-to-day. But it will also make officers lives easier, allowing them to view the schedule, request time off, submit overtime, and much more, from wherever they are. 
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