Honolulu Police Go Back to Five Day Schedule

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Many Honolulu police officers are upset with their boss. Wednesday, police chief Boisse Correa announced he is scrapping the 3-12 work schedule.

Officers on the 3-12 program work three days a week, 12 hours a day. H.P.D. launched the program in the East Honolulu district in 1997 to boost officer morale.

The schedule went island-wide in 2000. The chief says he wants officers and civilian dispatchers to return to a traditional 5-8 schedule by June.

He says the move will increase accountability and police interaction with the community.

The change will affect about half of the department's 2,200 employees.