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How to Transition to the Popular 4 Day, 10-hour Shift Schedule

Learn how to transition your public safety agency to a 4-day, 10-hour shift schedule to improve...

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What are the Pros and Cons of Shift Bidding?

Explore the benefits and challenges of shift bidding in public safety operations so you can make an...

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What is Shift Bidding and How Does it Work?

Long-term shift bids in public safety agencies take many forms. Learn about how shift bidding can...

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How to Work Night Shifts and Stay Healthy

PowerDMS offers insights on how to work the night shift and stay healthy. Get tips to maintain your...

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5 Tips to Achieve the Healthiest Police Shift Schedule

PowerDMS presents five valuable tips for creating the healthiest police shift work schedule....

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

The 9/80 work schedule we discuss here consists of 5 days on, 3 days off, 4 days on, and 2 days...

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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

Not enough money in the budget for the software you want? Take a look to see if any of these...

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Pros and Cons of 10-Hour Shifts for Police Departments

Looking for the perfect shift time for your officers? Its important to consider factors like...

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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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Personnel Shift Schedule Examples for Law Enforcement Agencies

Exploring new shift times and/or rotations for your patrol officers? Find some resources here that...

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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

Review different vendors available for police scheduling software to find the best one for your...

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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 such as offering...

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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?

Learn more about how much police scheduling software will cost your agency and what you can expect...

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

There are many options when it comes to timekeeping. If you need employees to clock in and out, one...

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Most Common Patrol Rotations for 75 Officers - 3 Schedule Examples

We collected data from over 100 departments patrol schedules and categorized the differences by...

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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 Shift 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

The second most popular 12 hour shift schedule used is, what is known as the Idaho 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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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 (who use PowerTime)...

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Top 3 12-Hour Shift Schedule Examples for Your Department

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

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Common Shift Times for Day, Mid, and Night: 8, 10, 12 Hour

Explore the most popular shift lengths and rotations for first responders, and find the best...

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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 PowerTime, we will build out all of your templates during setup and you will adjust and...

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