ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police officers in Albuquerque are shifting to a 12-hour schedule to help increase staffing levels on patrol.
Police Chief Harold Medina also told Albuquerque TV station KRQE that the vast majority of officers support the 12-hour shift.
As of December, the Albuquerque Police Department had 926 officers.
The department has had a budgeted goal of 1,140 sworn-in officers since Mayor Tim Keller took office in 2016 when there were 833 officers.
The department has 1,000 police officers last year.
Keller made it a campaign promise that he would try and hire 100 officers every year of his term.