Mixed grade for LAPD schedule

Since the so-called 3-12 work schedule for officers went into effect, crime is down [pretty much everywhere...] and morale and recruitment are up, but it takes longer to get a cop on non-emergency calls. Overtime costs are up a bit, but sick days are down, says a report by City Administrative Officer Bill Fujioka. The Daily News says that Councilman Bernard Parks is still against the schedule, but Mayor-elect Antonio Villaraigosa has come around to supporting it. Under the plan, uniform officers generally work three 12-hour days a week, and detectives four 10-hour days.

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