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NCJ Number: 31135 Find in a Library
Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT WORK SCHEDULES - OFFICERS' REACTIONS
Journal: POLICE CHIEF  Volume:43  Issue:1  Dated:(JANUARY 1976)  Pages:30-31
Author(s): G D BRUNNER
Corporate Author: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: RESULTS OF A SURVEY OF 21 WISCONSIN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO DETERMINE WHICH TYPE OF SHIFT SCHEDULES ARE CURRENTLY BEING EMPLOYED AND WHAT PREFERENCE OFFICERS HAVE TOWARD THEIR WORK SCHEDULES.
Abstract: THE SURVEY INCLUDED QUESTIONS ON TYPE OF SHIFT WORKED, THE EFFECTS OF SHIFT WORKED ON PERSONAL FACTORS, AND THE EFFECT OF SHIFT WORKED ON JOB-RELATED FACTORS. WHEN QUESTIONED AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THEY WERE BASICALLY SATISFIED WITH THEIR SHIFT SCHEDULES, 64 PERCENT RESPONDED 'YES'; 36 PERCENT SAID 'NO'. SURVEY RESULTS INDICATED THAT PERMANENT SHIFT SCHEDULES USED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARE THE MOST PREFERRED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. ALTHOUGH MOST OFFICERS SURVEYED WOULD PREFER TO WORK DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS, THEY STILL WOULD PREFER PERMANENT SHIFTS, EVEN AFTERNOONS AND NIGHTS, AS COMPARED TO ROTATING SHIFTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Police agencies; Police attitudes; Police effectiveness; Wisconsin; Work attitudes; Work schedules
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