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    My old agency does four tens. We got our dog maintenance pay by working nine hour shifts. I had zero interest in working 12s. Youíre just a clusterfuck away at the end of shift from working 16-20 hours or more. Iíve done 24 hours straight before. No thanks.

    And that involved a 20-30 minute commute. I canít imaging pulling a long shift like that and driving 2+ hours home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyotesfan97 View Post
    My old agency does four tens. We got our dog maintenance pay by working nine hour shifts. I had zero interest in working 12s. Youíre just a clusterfuck away at the end of shift from working 16-20 hours or more. Iíve done 24 hours straight before. No thanks.

    And that involved a 20-30 minute commute. I canít imaging pulling a long shift like that and driving 2+ hours home.
    I've driven better after drinking with the guys than I have after pulling all day plus all night shifts involving surveillance, arrests, logging evidence, booking and preparing for magistrate court the next morning. There's only so much of that one can take without something bad happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd950 View Post
    A small agency near me just went or is going to 16-hour shifts due to manpower (is that phrase still OK?) issues. I am not affiliated with that agency in any way and don't know whether it is really something they intend to follow through with or just a gambit to get more money allocated. Also not sure if they are talking about 4-16s, or something else. No matter what, it is a bad idea, in my opinion. On a routine basis, it is a very unsafe practice. I have issues with 12-hour shifts as well, but 16? Someone will get hurt.
    Iím sure that working people 16 hours a day wonít be a causal factor in even more folks leaving the agency. Nope.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Reese View Post
    Iím sure that working people 16 hours a day wonít be a causal factor in even more folks leaving the agency. Nope.


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    Thatís just soul crushing overtime.
    The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.* Thucydides 471BC

    "Hey! Let's be careful out there." Sgt Phil Esterhaus played by Michael Conrad

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    Theres no way a person can work consecutive 12 hours night shifts and be fully mentally alert. Anything over 10 hours should be against the law. Locally firemen work 24 hr shifts and at the busy stations they donít get a chance to sleep.
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    I used to work at an agency with a lot of mandatory overtime. There were times it was absolutely unsafe. The command did not care in the least. I found this study called ďTired CopsĒ from 1996: https://www.researchgate.net/publica...Police_Fatigue

    The researchers used a device which measured fatigue using eye tracking. The device was used to evaluate the fitness of miners to work safely. Many officers didnít meet the mining safety standard, but they went 10-8 as usual.

    I fell asleep on the freeway at 70mph on the way home after a graveyard shift. I woke up three lanes over from where I started, still going 70 on the shoulder. One of my coworkers fell asleep in her patrol car with her foot on the brake and the car in drive. Her foot slipped off and she idled through the plate glass window of a business. It was her 36th consecutive day at work. She worked 13-16 hour days when possible to maximize overtime. The command restricted how many OT hours we could work after that incident, but it was still more than most of us wanted.

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