This report examines the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) noting advantages of 10-hour shifts and disadvantages of 12-hour shifts.
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Hamilton, Edwin E.
The Impact of Shift Length in Policing on Performance, Health, Quality of Life, Sleep, Fatigue, and Extra-Duty Employment
This report provides both the results of the first comprehensive experiment of the effects of shift length in policing, as well as descriptive data on current shift practices and trends.