Law Enforcement Shift Schedules: Results of a 2009 Random National Survey of Police Agencies

Publication Date

November 2011


Karen Amendola, Meghan Slipka, Edwin Hamilton, and Michael Soelberg


As part of a larger study about the impact of various shift schedules on safety, health, performance, and quality of life, the National Policing Institute conducted a random phone survey of police agencies. The purposes of this phone survey, conducted first in November 2005, and again in November 2009, were to determine the proportion of agencies having various shift schedules (e.g., 8-, 10-, or 12-hours in length) for their field patrol officers and the extend to which agencies still employed rotating shifts. This report presents the findings from the 2009 follow-up survey.

Research Design


Research Methods

Longitudinal study, Surveys

Recommended Citation

Amendola, K.L., Slipka, M.G., Hamilton, E.E., & Soelberg, M. (2011). Law enforcement shift schedules: Results of a 2009 random national survey of police agencies. National Policing Institute.