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how are the work schedules set up? i know that they use the 3 traditional 8 hour shifts each day, but i am more concerned with the weekly schedules (ie 4 on 2 off)??

also how much of a say would a new recruit have in the work schedule that they get? i am aksing because i am only 3 classes short of finishing my masters and would be pissed if i have to put it off because i work during the class time.

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I think just about everyone starts on the 3-11 shift with either Tue & Wed or Wed & Thu as days off
 

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jnamc - Normally you will have very little say in your shift. You will be placed either based on the needs of the department or seniority. Personally, I had to use my leave time on the nights I was scheduled to work and I had a class.

A piece of advice...if offered the job, take it, and worry about finishing the classes as your schedule permits. The market is very competitive right now. Don't let an opportunity pass you by. Many professors understand police scheduling and are very forgiving as long as you are getting your work done. But please, for your sake, do not be the new guy coming through the door bitching about his schedule! That is a certain one way ticket to alienation within your department. There are sure to be a number of officers already working who have "paid their dues" that don't particularly like their shift. The last thing they want to hear is complaining from a newbie.
 

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most likely tues/weds or weds/thurs on 3-11 or 11-7. You can also do swaps. Oh and as a rookie you have say in just about nothing.
 

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thanks guys, i appreciate the advice. i had a feeling that i would have little or no say as to my schdule if offered the job. however i wanted to be sure and not miss out on a possible opportunity if one was available.

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Barbrady";p="68658 said:
LOL We were not even allowed to do swaps until our probation was over.
If you work for the DOC then talk to a union steward. They (administration) tried pulling that shit with us but they can't. You can do swaps while on probation. (You can also bang if you have balls. :lol: )
 

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My department works a 4 and 2 schedule. While shift bids are given in seniority nobody can stay on the same shift for more than 1 year unless you are in a specialized assignment (ie. SRO). We rotate shifts every 6 months. For instance Ofc. Oldtimer has been on A Squad for 1 year. He must then have to either go to B or C Squad for the next six months. It's a pretty fair system and usually allows you to go where you want as far as shifts.
 

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Irishpride";p="68630 said:
I think just about everyone starts on the 3-11 shift with either Tue & Wed or Wed & Thu as days off
Expect this for at least 6-7 years,until you can maybe get a Mon/Tues
or a Thurs/Fri on the 3x 11 shift.
 

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Unless you are a suckpump, you might end up as a Super's pick and have the weeends off.
 

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nirtallica";p="68773 said:
...you might end up as a Super's pick and have the weeends off...
Nirt - I've seen that term before; what exactly is a "Supers Pick"?

SGT_GRUNT_USMC";p="68773 said:
Expect this for at least 6-7 years, until you can maybe get a Mon/Tues or a Thurs/Fri on the 3x 11 shift...
Hey Bill! How are you? You graduate from the LV Metro academy yet?
How long before an officer gets 7a-3P W/ Sat\Sun off?
 
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