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JMPDBusinessLive reports that the City of Johannesburg has improved its shift system for metro police and insourced security personnel to reduce fatigue and boost safety.  

The new system started on Sunday for all Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) officers‚ as well as 1‚600 newly insourced security personnel.  In their previous shift system‚ officers had a day shift from 6am to 3.30pm; a night shift from 3pm to 11.30pm; and an all-night shift from 11.30pm to 7am.  The new shift system provides for four days on and four days off‚ with 6am to 6pm day shifts, and 6pm and 6am night shifts.  JMPD chief David Tembe observed:  "The number of hours remains the same as before‚ yet officers will have more days off.  The previous system did not afford officers an opportunity to rest since they had to do three shifts before getting an off-day."  The new shift system was agreed in May 2018 after long deliberations between the City and organised labour.

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