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Title: Future of Work Schedules in Law Enforcement
Author(s): A A Powers
Corporate Author: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency: California Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
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Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The crucial factors that will affect work schedules in small law enforcement agencies were analyzed to forecast the status of alternative work schedules by the year 2000 and to develop a strategic plan and implementation plan to achieve the desired future.
Abstract: Information was gathered by means of a literature review, a group forecasting process that identified trends and events that are likely to affect future work schedules, and interviews with five law enforcement leaders. A small southern California police department was used as a model for developing a strategic plan and transition management strategies. Crucial trends included demands for environmentally protective laws, fuel costs, and employees' desires for shorter work weeks. Potential events include government mandates regarding transportation methods and the mandatory reduction of the 40-hour work week. The most likely scenario is a continuation of the current trend toward making compressed work weeks the standard and a move to the next step: reduced work weeks. In addition, advanced technology will facilitate work at home or other off-site options. To accomplish these changes, management must adopt a new philosophy that supports autonomy and revised performance standards. Figures and 38 references
Main Term(s): Work schedules
Index Term(s): Future of policing; Future trends; Police attitudes; Police policies and procedures
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