ST. LOUIS – Some officers at the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will soon be working longer shifts due to staff shortages.
FOX2 has confirmed an upcoming schedule change within the department. From June 1, officers who work weekends will be scheduled for mandatory 12-hour shifts.
The change affects civil servants who work on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Previously, officers working on these days were scheduled to work an afternoon shift from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. or a night shift from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m
A source tells FOX2 the change is necessary to keep St. Louis streets safe during a staffing shortage. At one point last year, Police Chief John Hayden told FOX2 his department had lost more than 150 officers.
This is an evolving story. FOX2 will be updated as more information becomes available.
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