A variety of challenges makes effective scheduling of sworn law enforcement officers and civilian employees very difficult. Employees of police departments and law enforcement agencies work around the clock on many different schedules with varying hours. Specific employees must be scheduled on certain shifts based on responsibility levels, training requirements and specialty assignments. Factoring in minimum staffing requirements, sick time, vacation time, court time, overtime, and unforeseen absences is labor-intensive and costly mistakes are frequently made.
Ensuring that the right officers with the right skills are deployed to the right post at the right time will provide the required level of services, avert risks, and minimize potential liability. Filling open beat shifts (overtime), shift trade, and outside work detail scheduling while ensuring that the proper requirements are met for respective MOUs (e.g., vacation banked leave, comp time, holidays, PERS, and much more) can be time consuming for commanders and first line supervisors – work hours that can be redirected toward more critical supervisory functions.
Snap Schedule solves these problems and streamlines the scheduling workflow and interactions among employees and supervisors in police departments, sheriff’s offices, security organizations, campus police, and law enforcement agencies. It combines anywhere access, schedule automation, time clock, payroll integration, reliable statistics, and robust reporting functionality into an easy to use cloud-based software solution. Commanders and supervisors can manage schedules and make real-time changes from anywhere in the world and instantly alerting the staff of the changes. Officers and staff can access the self-service features anytime on mobile apps or web browsers to request time off, offer overtime, pickup/trade shifts, clock in/out, review notifications and messages, view schedules, change availability and profile information, and much more.