Shift Work


Like many other working Americans, police officers do not work 9 to 5.

There are all kinds of shifts for officers at law enforcement agencies, but the truth is that cops will inevitably find themselves working nights.

The potential problem with this, science shows, is that people who work the night shift are at much higher risk of car accidents than 9 to 5ers.

A new study involving a global team of researchers from Boston and Australia tracked the driving of 16 night shift workers. The results? Their driving was dangerously worse immediately following the end of their shift.

Now, cops are typically better drivers than most.

But considering the fact that crashes account for the majority of LEO fatalities, it’s always a good idea to stay on top of the research.


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