Santa Fe police returning to four-day work week


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The Santa Fe Police Department is reversing a controversial 2011 decision that had police officers switch to a five-day work week from a four-day schedule.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that officers will return to a four-day week on Aug. 2.

Then-Police Chief Ray Rael ordered the 2011 change, which he credited with reductions in burglaries and police overtime costs.

The five-day schedule was unpopular with officers who said it affected their quality of life.

Rael resigned earlier this year.

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