>>Length of Police Shifts to Change in Upcoming Year
(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Police Department has announced that it will shorten work shifts for its officers in 2022. During the Reading City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, Police Chief Richard Tornielli says the department will be switching to a 12-hour shift schedule. The move is part of an effort to avoid having police work seven to ten-day stretches. The year-long trial period will begin Jan. 3 and will allow police to work no more than three days in a row. Tornielli also says the new shifts will help prevent excessive overtime.