An Analysis of How a 12-Hour Shift System Affects the Caliber of Performance in Law Enforcement

Authors : Dr. John Motsamai Modise

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 10 - October

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The aim of this study is to review existing data sources to identify what we know about the prevalence of 12-hour shifts in nursing and the impact on both staff and administration personnel in the police. Specifically, this study aims to address the following questions: What is the prevalence of 12-hour shifts in policing? How much internal variation in shift length is there in policing? What impact does shift length have on quality of policing and staff experience? To simulate a 12 hour shift rotation and measure the difference in performance if any. Significant reductions in neuro behavioural performance during shift work and particularly night work have long been recognised. There are conflicting reports of the effects of 12 hour shifts on performance, alertness, and safety. Furthermore, research suggests that older shift workers have more sleep disruption and maladaptation to shift work. When this is combined with longer hours at work there may be considerable reductions in performance for older compared with younger workers.

Keywords : Shift Work, Shift Length, Job Performance, Job, Satisfaction, Burnout, Professional, Absenteeism, Personnel Turnover, 12 Hour Shifts; Performance; Age, Sleep Reduction, Night Work.


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