DETROIT - Detroit police officers will return to 8-hour shifts for the first time since 12-hour shifts were implemented under former chief Ralph Godbee in 2012.
The 8-hour shifts will begin Oct. 14, 2013. The Detroit Police Department also will operate what will be called a 10-hour "power shift."
The power shift will overlap two other shifts. Officers will have the opportunity to request working the 10-hour shift.
The activation date for the power shift has not yet been determined.
Officers have been working two 12-hour days each week before getting two days off and working three 12-hour shifts followed by three days off.
Godbee had cited financial trouble when the 12-hour shifts were imposed. He was greeted by deep concerns from the officers' union.
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