While workforce scheduling is a challenge in many industries, police scheduling within the Public Safety sector poses many unique challenges. With public safety at stake, the availability and placement of trained, seasoned, and rested officers is imperative. Pairing officers with complementary assets – a veteran with a rookie, for example – is crucial.
Complicating police scheduling, is the complexity of shift patterns, rotations, minimum staffing requirements, FLSA labor laws, and agency/union rules. Additionally, there is the need to fairly distribute overtime and extra duty assignments, as well as track certifications, leaves, court appearances, and time off.
Police departments require a powerful, automated employee scheduling solution that addresses all of the above – one that manages and protects their workforce, while ensuring the safety of the communities they serve.
Our signature Police Officer Scheduling System (POSS) is a one-of-a-kind solution designed exclusively for and in conjunction with police departments. POSS gives users the ability to customize the scheduling system to precise needs. Dashboards can be configured in tile format to show real time, pertinent information on tabbed screens. Schedule rotations, overtime reasons, extra-duty rules, security levels, shift-bidding, and post names can all be constructed to fit an agency’s requirements. POSS users can design hundreds of reports by selecting the specific schedule information they need using the robust Report Writer.
Utilized coast-to-coast by police agencies, sheriff offices, security organizations, and campus police, POSS combines centralized scheduling, time and attendance, electronic time cards, and payroll functionality into a single, powerful database. When combined with broadcast notification and daily activity features, the POSS rules-driven engine gives supervisors and administrators a dynamic tool to manage staff in the most cost-effective and compliant manner possible.
POSS enables police departments to realize significant cost savings, as it expedites the proper management of overtime, job assignments, and forecasting. It also results in increased productivity by automating formerly manual processes, eliminating paperwork, and allowing precincts to focus their time and energy elsewhere.
Easy to set up and use, POSS proactively computes data ahead of time, so hours and positions can be properly planned and staffed. And as it is Cloud-based, POSS allows remote access by multiple parties for viewing and changing schedules, as needed.
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Police Officer Scheduling System – Automated Scheduling Designed for Police Departments
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