…8-Hour Shift System Looms

Barring any last minute hitches, the Ghana Police Service (GPS) is highly set to commence an-eight policing system across the country.

This move the paper gathers is part of the recalibrated transformation agenda of the Service, the Police Management Board (POMAB) with the approval of the Police Council.

The three-shift system [24-hour service] is for all District Commanders and Station officers nationwide.

According to DAYBREAK’s sources, the three-shift system for District Commanders and Station Officers has become inevitable, adding that “this is also in line with international best practice as adopted by the UN and other advanced countries.”

Under the three-Shift System, each Police District and Station will run three (3) shifts within a 24-hour period as follows:

Morning shift –  6 am to 2 pm; Afternoon shift- 2 pm to 10 pm and Evening shift from 10 pm to 6 am.

The source further indicated that a team of three District Commanders and three Station officers will however run their respective Districts and Stations under the three-shift duty roster as indicated above.

The most senior among the three District commanders and the most senior Station officer will be the supervising District and Station officer, accordingly.

In line with the Police command-and-control structure, a Supervising District Commander or Station Officer shall in addition to performing his shift supervise the other shift officers in all operational and administrative matters for the effective running of the District or Station.