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.