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I have been looking into alot of departments out of state and noticed most of them work a 10 or 12 hour shift. I cannot think of 1 PD department in Mass that work a 10 or 12 hours shift. Am I correct on this??? If i am, why not, the extra time off out ways the longer work day. On 10hr shift you get 25% more days off a year and a 12hr shifts gives you 1/2 the year off. :D :?:
 

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With some crafty shift swapping and doubles u can work some good deals. I know 2 Buddy's that switch shift so they work 2 doubles and a regular shift and get a few days off.
 

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Check into Malden, i think they work 12hr shifts, not positive. But if I remember correctly, they work 3 days on with 12hrs shifts, i dont know how it works but i thought that is what a Sergeant told me over there.
 

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I worked 12 hr shifts in NH for almost 5 years. It beats the hell out of your body. I looked like a zombie and felt like shit all the time. :doze: We did 3 on 4 off and 4 on 3 off. One week of 12's, next week 11's to add up to 80hrs every two weeks. IT SUCKED. You spend your days off in a coma. :sl: Did 10hrs shifts also, they are much better.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I can understand being wasted by the time you get off on a 12hours shift but the extra days off and the amount of weekends you would get off would more than make up for it IMO.

I have a few friends that work in VA and MD and they both work 12hr shifts and love it. One works a 4on 4off shift and the other works a 3/2 3/2 2/2 2/3 shift. They have so much time off its not even funny. With all the extra free time they pick up alot of details. On an 8hr shift if your willing to swap with another officer and work doubles (16hrs) just to have a few days off, wouldn't working 12hrs be easier.

The 10 hour shift makes the most sense b/c you can have over lapping shift at your busiest times, late afternoon and late night. Plus get an extra day off a week.

Does anyone now if there is a labor law in MA that makes it difficult to do these extended shitfs??
 

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North Reading works a 4 x 4, 10 hour shift, with a 120 hours "Kelly" time.

Your schedule can be changed through your Collective Bargaining agreement.
 

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I do not work for a police department but I do work security and I work two 12 and two 8 hour shifts a week. I really enjoy it and it gives me three days off every week. The three days off gives you plenty of time to do things around the house and spend some family time. I think with the stress associated with being a police officer the three days off could be a nice break and give officers some time to relax. You can also pick up a detail or an extra shift on one of your days off and still get two days off for the week. Just my :2c: but I think three days off a week is great and I would like to see some departments try it out.
 

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I guess it would depend on the PD you work for... The ones that are insanely busy it would be tough working 12 hours shifts... SEABASS stated it well. It would beat the shit out of you and you would be a zombie :doze: What's the sense of having 3 days off if you're going to slip into a coma for 2 of them...
 

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Bridgewater State College PD works #4 10HR days in the summer time only. The entire college goes on the schedule from June-end of August.
 

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The FLA department I work for, patrol works 11.5 hrs shifts. When I worked the road I loved the shift. We worked 2 week work schedules. You would work Mon-Tues, off Wed-Thrus, work Fri-Sat-Sun, off Mon-Tues, work Wed-Thrus, off Fri-Sat-Sun. You end up working only half the year. Every other week you only work Wed-Thurs. You do have ALOT of time off. We also received an extra 8.5% for working the 11.5 shifts. The department is very busy so the time went by quickly, I imagine it would be a long day if you worked in a slow agency.

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Everyone in Malden (except midnight and specialty job officers) work 16 hour shifts (0800-2400). One platoon works 16hours on day #1, works 16hours on day #2 and has 4 days off. The other platoons work 16 hours on day #1, have a day off, work 16hours on day #3 and have 3 days off. It makes for a long day, but plenty of time off.
 

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Everyone in Malden (except midnight and specialty job officers) work 16 hour shifts (0800-2400). One platoon works 16hours on day #1, works 16hours on day #2 and has 4 days off. The other platoons work 16 hours on day #1, have a day off, work 16hours on day #3 and have 3 days off. It makes for a long day, but plenty of time off.
Does the midnight crew with an eight hour shift work a 4 and 2?
 
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