Changes Possible for Keokuk Police Shifts

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk City Council will soon discuss a major restructuring of the police department. The department currently operates three, eight-hours shifts, but Chief R. L. Dobson would like to switch to a pair of 12-hours shifts. He thinks that will put more officers on the street while also giving them a little more time away from the job. He says the final details are being worked out. The 12-hour shifts would be tried for one year to determine whether the change is successful. The council is expected to discuss the idea during an upcoming workshop.