The innovative new schedule will help keep officers and the public safe

United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 400, which represents the officers of the Annapolis Police Department, reached an agreement with the City of Annapolis to implement new scheduling policies designed to protect the health and safety of officers and the public during the ongoing COVID-19 emergency.

The new schedule, which went into effect on Thursday, April 16, will have officers working 12-hour shifts for seven days in a row, followed by 14 days with no scheduled shifts. This will allow for full staffing to make sure all communities in the city have adequate police service while slowing any possible transmission of COVID-19 by keeping officers off duty for any potential incubation period.

“This new schedule is something unique to the Annapolis Police Department,” said UFCW Local 400 President Mark Federici. “We applaud the City for coming to an agreement with us on a program that benefits our officers and the communities they serve. These frontline heroes serve every day and continue to keep Annapolis safe even with the increased threat from COVID-19.”

UFCW Local 400 will continue to work with the city to keep officers safe and healthy as they continue to serve on the front lines during this crisis.