A review of the research into the safety and effectiveness of various common shift regimens

There are more than 18,000 federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. Yet there is no standard for duration for shift scheduling: Officers commonly work 8-, 10- or 12-hour shifts, depending on agency protocol. While 12-hour shifts provide personnel with more opportunity to rest and recover away from the job, there are human performance considerations that come with longer hours on duty. What is the optimal shift length for officer, community and administrative performance?

In this white paper, Lexipol training developer Rex M. Scism, a 32-year veteran of law enforcement, considers the issues and research into shift length, fatigue and human performance.

Download this free white paper today to learn about the five critical considerations for determining which shift regimen is best suited for your response area and team. 


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