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9/80 Work Schedule - What is it? How Does it Work?

A 9/80 work schedule may vary slightly depending on the industry and the geographic location. The...

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Pros and Cons of 10-Hour Shifts for Police Departments

Looking for the perfect shift time for your officers? Well, the bad news is, there is no "one size...

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How to Access Your Schedule On-The-Go: Officer Scheduling Mobile App

Why not request time off, submit your overtime hours, or sign up for open shifts from your mobile...

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Negatives of 12-Hour Shift Schedules and How to Best Manage Them

Many people argue that 12-hour shift schedules in a 24-hour agency are the most effective and...

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Funding Options for Police Departments - Grants & Fundraising

Funding your departments is not always easy. Whether your area just does not have a big enough...

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Personnel Shift Schedule Examples for Law Enforcement Agencies

As the end of the year approaches, we find a lot of departments scrambling to create next year's...

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How to Easily Test and Implement New Patrol Schedules

As the needs of your department change, you might consider what a new shift rotation would look...

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Best Law Enforcement Scheduling Software Companies: 5 to Review

Hundreds of public safety departments contact us each year about scheduling software solutions...

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What Shift Length Will Increase Your Officers Quality of Work Life?

Let's take a look at the pros and cons of each shift length to help determine the best fit for work...

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10 Hour Shift Schedule Example to Evaluate Before Your Next Shift Bid

Looking for a better way to schedule your 50-75 person police department? Maybe this is the article...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate the Switch to 12 Hour Shifts

While 12-hour shifts can be exhausting, they have some promising advantages.

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5 Free Officer Scheduling Options for Your Department

As the saying goes, no free lunch. Turns out, there are not many options when it comes to...

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8, 10, and 12 Hour Shift Schedules for a 25-Person Department

Police departments across the US vary in size. Therefore, we have compiled a few schedule examples...

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3 Most Common Patrol Schedules for a 100+ Person Police Department

After analyzing almost 200 law enforcement personnel schedules we found 3 that were most commonly...

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How Much Does Police Scheduling Software Cost?

Like any large purchase, law enforcement scheduling software is not a cut and dry price. Most...

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3 Helpful Tools for the Shift Bid Process

Come June or December, you may face the daunting, and often dreaded task: shift bids.

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Most Common Patrol Rotations for 75 Officers - 3 Schedule Examples

Re-evaluating 24/7 patrol schedules for your department? You came to the right place. We collected...

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What is a Biometric Fingerprint Time Clock and How Much Does it Cost?

Fingerprint scanners always intrigued me. I thought they were so technologically advanced. What you...

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5 Administration Problems You're Having - And How to Solve Them

Talking with hundreds of administrators from law enforcement agencies, we've learned what some of...

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5 Simple Excel Formulas You Need to Know For Scheduling

Whatever it may be that you need to edit in a spreadsheet, there are a few simple useful Excel...

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Idaho Schedule: 12 Hour Shifts for 24x7 Coverage

We notice that the most popular in 12 hour shifts, and overall, was the Pitman Schedule.

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3 Popular Police Schedule Examples for Small Departments

If you have about 35-50 officers in your patrol division, and are struggling with schedules, these...

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Patrol Schedule Example For a 50 Person Police Department: 4 on 4 off

Many times departments that staff around 50-75 people need different schedules than those staffing,...

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10 National Night Out Activities Everyone Will Participate In

Check out these 10 activities to get more people involved and make it a great evening!

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[3 on 3 off] Schedule Example to Consider For Patrol in Your Department

A classic 24/7 shift rotation of [3 on 3 off] has worked for many Law Enforcement Agencies using 12...

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What You Need to Know About The Pitman Schedule

There is one rotating weekend schedule in public safety that has become extremely common. It is...

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Law Enforcement Schedules: Top 8, 10, and 12-Hour Shift Examples

When evaluating the different patrol schedules that law enforcement agencies (that use PlanIt) use,...

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Top 3 12-Hour Shift Schedule Examples for Your Department

With almost half of all PlanIt Police users scheduling with 12 hour shifts, we have a lot of...

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Common Shift Times for Day, Mid, and Night - 8, 10, and 12 hour

Let's say you're looking at switching your personnel shift lengths and rotations. But there are so...

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Top 3 Schedule Examples for 24x7 Coverage with 8 Hour Shifts

Exploring new ways to schedule patrol? We specialize in public safety scheduling software so we...

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How Do Scheduling Templates Work? What are they?

With PlanIt, we will build out all of your templates during setup and you will adjust and maintain...

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6 of the Best 8-Hour Shift Schedules

6 of the Best 8-Hour Shift Schedules to Cover 24x7

Do you use 12, 10, or 8-hour shifts? There are pros and cons to each but this article will provide...

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7 Different 12-hour Shift Schedule Examples to Cover Round the Clock

12-hour shifts are pretty common in 24-hour agencies. Approximately 41% of law enforcement...

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