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The Impact of Shift Length in Policing on Performance, Health, Quality of Life, Sleep, Fatigue, and Extra-Duty Employment – Executive Summary

Publication Date

March 2011

Author(s)

Karen Amendola, David Weisburd, Edwin Hamilton, Greg Jones, and Meghan Slipka

Abstract

In this report, we aim to address the need for examination of compressed workweek schedules on officer performance, safety, health, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, and extra-duty employment by providing both the results of the first comprehensive, randomized experiment of the effects of shift length in policing, as well as descriptive data on current shift practices and trends.

Research Design

Randomized controlled trial (RCT)

Research Methods

Field-based experiment

Recommended Citation

Amendola, K. L., Weisburd, D., Hamilton, E. E., Jones, G., & Slipka, M. (2011). The impact of shift length in policing on performance, health, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, and extra-duty employment [Executive Summary]. Police Foundation.