Communication is so important in any organization. So, how do you access your schedule outside of the department and keep everyone informed?
Topic: 24-7 Scheduling
While the 9/80 schedule is a little more complex, it can be a great option for small departments. It only requires 6 officers to cover 24/7...
Research has proven that shift length does have an effect on an officer's performance. You don't want the shifts too short, but you don't want shifts too long... So what is the perfect length?
Whether you're out on patrol, at the station, or anywhere in between you'll have full visibility of your schedule. You'll get updates about schedule changes, when your time off has been approved or your shift trade has been declined. Stay up to date and keep communication flowing at all times...
Implementing any new software in your department will be an adjustment. It is something you must prepare for in a couple different ways. So, what is the best way to roll it out? This article explores 5 phases of implementation to ensure a successful roll out with new scheduling software.
As the end of the year approaches, many departments are beginning the process of setting their personnel schedules for next year. With so much involved, what's the easiest way to do that?
Creating a schedule for the new year? We are here to help. This article includes a compilation of shift schedule examples for personnel in 24/7 organizations. It is split up by shift times (ex: 8, 10, and 12-hour shifts), and by department size (number of officers). Browse and download...
Are you looking into switching your personnel shift lengths and rotations? Check out these common day, mid, and night shift schedules used by 24/7 organizations.
Different sized police departments require different scheduling rotations. If you have about 35-50 officers in your patrol division, and are struggling with schedules, these rotations might be worth a try.
PlanIt Schedule recently released a survey that revealed correlations between the size of department and the process used for scheduling. The options were paper, spreadsheets, or software.
Scheduling software is becoming an essential tool in law enforcement. It saves time, improves communication, and reduces staffing errors. Learn about 7 specific advantages of scheduling software here!
Looking for help creating new patrol schedules in your department? Here are a few schedule examples that departments around 75 people have used.
More and more law enforcement agencies are using scheduling templates. But why? Here we will discuss why they are so effective and how you can implement them in your deparmtent as well.
Looking for different schedule options for patrol in your 50+/- department? In this article, we cover the top 3 most popular shift schedule examples out of all the 35-75 person departments that use PlanIt Police.
Some departments struggle with how to calculate time off accruals. It is important to understand exactly what they are, how they work, and how to handle them.
Thinking of 12 hours shifts? Check out some of the positives to see if 12 hour shifts are a good option for your department...
Many argue that 12 hour shift schedules in a 24-hour agency provide the best outcome for managers and employees alike. But why do some people not like 12 hour..
12 hour shift schedules are very common in law enforcement. Almost 50% of PlanIt Police users schedule with 12 hour shifts. There are at least 7 major...
Creating, posting, and maintaining personnel schedules to cover round the clock is not a simple task. What are some tools you can use in your department to...
Law enforcement schedules can be a headache to create/maintain. Do you use 12, 10, or 8-hour shifts? This article will provide some insight on 8 hour shifts...
Implementing law enforcement scheduling software can be daunting. Avoid the most common mistakes with 3 easy steps.
Looking for different ways to schedule patrol in your department? Check out these 3 officer scheduling examples for departments with 100+ employees.
50 person departments schedule differently than 15 person or 200 person departments. Here we will discuss the 12 hour shift schedule known as the [4 on 4 off].
Small departments need an efficient way to schedule for 24x7 coverage. Evaluate these 8 and 10 hour shift schedule examples for your department.
Looking for a better way to schedule your 50-75 person police department? Check out this 10 hour shift schedule example that you may not have heard of before...
View the top 3 schedule examples for mid sized police departments. This includes one 8 hour shift schedule, 10 hour shift schedule, and 12 hour shift schedule.
These 12 hour days are not too bad when you consider the time off. Check out the top three 12 hour shift schedules to see if you could improve patrol schedules
A 25 person department can use 8 hour shifts, 10 hour shifts, and/or 12 hour shifts. In this example, we will look at a 12 hour shift schedule using [3on 3 off]
What 8 hour shift schedule examples have you evaluated? Check out the top 3 we have come across to see if one of them would be a better fit for your department.
There are a few ways to cover 24x7 staffing but one option is to use 12 hour shifts. 12 hour shift schedule examples for Police Dept.'s have become easier to...
Law Enforcement Scheduling Software has various features that benefit police departments unique operations such as overtime. Evaluate the top 6 of them here!
Vacation season approaches and you're left with too many time off requests. Learn about these time off management tools before you get buried in paperwork!...
Who has the best law enforcement scheduling software? Review and rate the different companies to find who will best fit your department needs...
Tired of excel for scheduling and in need of a more visible option for officers? Here are 5 alternatives that will allow for more visibility in your department.
Searching for police officer scheduling systems and found a few you like? Sort out the differences between them here and evaluate what is most important to you.
Don't get caught in a "free" setup that doesn't set you up for success. Find out what is really included in a free setup with PlanIt Police scheduling software.
Learn about the differences between EMS and Police scheduling software. While both agencies schedule 24x7, they do not run the same day-to-day operations.
Using police scheduling software will allow you to easily manage minimum staffing. It will alert you when understaffed and automatically create an open shift.
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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