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Personnel Shift Schedule Examples for Law Enforcement Agencies

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As the end of the year approaches, we find a lot of departments scrambling to create next year's schedule. Tools in scheduling software, like PlanIt Schedule, help to make that process easier. But what if you're completely changing the way you schedule? Changing shift lengths, rotations, the whole thing...

Well in this post we are linking you directly to our different shift schedule examples. All these resources are throughout our blog but in hopes to save you time and get you what you're looking for, they are compiled here. 


How do we know about 24/7 rotations?

Our company provides personnel scheduling and communication software to public safety agencies. We do not provide consulting services. But we are able to provide these examples because we set up our new client's schedules in the system when they purchase a subscription to use our software. So, we have seen and worked with hundreds of 24/7 schedules. We analyzed different methods and compiled the most common in law enforcement. Each department alters their schedule a little bit differently so we will explain just the core rotation as is, and let you decide how you need to adjust it from there. 

The police personnel shift scheduling software examples are split into 2 groups below. One is organized by shift length (8, 10, or 12-hour) and the other is by size of department (number of officers).

1) By Shift Length:

12-Hour Shift Schedules

Download a PDF of seven examples here: https://info.planitpolice.com/12-hour-schedule-example-download

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10-Hour Shift Schedules

Download a PDF explaining 3 examples here: https://info.planitpolice.com/10-hour-schedule-example-download-pdf 

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8-Hour Shift Schedules

Download a PDF with 6 examples here: https://info.planitpolice.com/8-hour-schedule-example 

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2) By Approx. Department Size (Number of Officers):

Below are articles on each of the different size departments. Within the articles (usually at the bottom) there will be a link/button to download a PDF of all the examples for each size. 

What shift times are commonly used in 24/7 departments?

We do come across the same times often. Instead of discussing it here, check out this article that goes into detail: Common Shift Times for Day, Mid, and Night - 8, 10, and 12 hour


Looking for a tool to manage schedules like these easier?

PlanIt Police was built specifically for law enforcement personnel scheduling. It includes tools to manage long term and day-to-day scheduling. Your officers can submit overtime hours worked and request time off from wherever they are. Enhance communication in your department by providing a real-time view of the schedule to all employees.

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PlanIt Police scheduling software is extremely powerful yet easy-to-use. It is meant to simplify scheduling and enhance communication for law enforcement agencies. PlanIt was developed by Ragnasoft, Inc who have specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

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PlanIt Police is an online scheduling system for police departments. PlanIt is developed by Ragnasoft, Inc which has specialized in public safety scheduling solutions for over 10 years.

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PO BOX 4903
Lancaster, PA 17604
Phone: 1-866-471-2001
Fax: 1-717-925-3908
Email: sales@planitschedule.com