Trends in Shift Length: Results of a Random National Survey of Police Agencies

Publication Date

December 2011


Karen L. Amendola, Meghan G. Slipka, Edwin E. Hamilton, Michael Soelberg, and Kristen Koval


As part of a larger study examining the impact of various shift schedules on safety, health, performance, and quality of life, NPI conducted a random telephone survey of 300 police agencies to determine the proportion of agencies that have adopted compressed schedules. NPI examined variables based on agency size and the use of shift rotation, as well as trends associated with each over time.

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Recommended Citation

Amendola, K.L., Slipka, M.G., Hamilton, E.E., Soelberg, M., & Koval, K. (2011). Trends in shift length: Results of a random national survey of police agencies. Police Foundation.