Detroit police officers will return to 8-hour shifts

Detroit Police Department will offer officers opportunity to work 10-hour 'power shift'

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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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