What is the work schedule of a Police Officer?

Hays Police Officers work 12-hour shifts. Each shift begins & ends at 6:30. Officers change from day shift (0630 – 1830) to night shift (1830 – 0630) every four months. The 12-hour work schedule allows officers to have half of the year off. A typical schedule follows a two-week schedule. A sample schedule* is below:

Police Officer Schedule

*Note that Police Officer schedules also include overtime, court appearances, & off duty meetings. Changes to cover staff shortages & departmental needs may change your schedule as well.

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1. What is the work schedule of a Police Officer?
2. What can I expect my first year on the job as a Police Officer?
3. As a Police Officer applicant, can I do a ride along with the Hays Police Department?
4. Will my out of state Law Enforcement Certification transfer to Kansas?
5. Can you tell me about the Community of Hays?
6. Can I get notified when a position is opened?
7. How do I apply for a job.
8. Can I turn in an application even though the job is not opened?
9. How do I know that my application was submitted?
10. If I apply but I am not selected for a position, will I be notified?
11. Can I submit a resume instead of completing an application online?