Officers assigned to the Patrol Division are broken up into shifts on two Patrol Platoons. The platoons have opposite days off which allow for each officer to have every other weekend off. The breakdown of how the scheduling workings is shown below.
Short week: On duty Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Off duty Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Long week: On duty Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Off duty Monday, Tuesday and Friday.
If one platoon is working a long week, the other is working a short week. The following week would be opposite and that pattern continues on.
Day Shift Hours
Sunday through Wednesday 0600 to 1700 Thursday through Saturday 0600 to 1800
Evening Shift Hours
Sunday through Wednesday 1600 to 0300 Thursday through Saturday 1600 to 0400
Midnight Shift Hours
Sunday through Wednesday 2000 to 0700 Thursday through Saturday 1900 to 0700
The difference in times in the patrol shifts are in order to increase man power within the city on days with higher call volume. This allows an increase in patrol officers to better serve the citizens and visitors during peak days and times.