OPD to move to 12-hour shifts

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Opp City Council voted to change from eight-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts for the Opp Police Department Monday night.

Opp Police Chief Nickey Carnley said the department will move from three, eight-hour shifts to four, 12-hour shifts sometime in the future.

Carnley said the change has benefits for the officers.

“It makes us more competitive to attract, good quality officers,” he said. “This also allows the officers more time off.”

Carnley said the officers will work 36 hours one week and 48 hours the next, but would be paid 42 hours a week.

Opp Mayor H.D. Edgar said the vote gives Carnley the authority to make the change when he deems necessary.