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(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
Byline: CLAIRE DUFFIN
SENIOR officers say changes to shift patterns will mean police are more visible to the public and will be available more often.
Derbyshire Constabulary has changed the shifts of 500 officers, meaning they no longer work a pattern of six days on duty, followed by four days off.
They will instead work between 30 and 40 more shifts a year but each one will be shorter. They will be paid the same.
The force says the changes will mean that shifts are more flexible and officers can now alter their shifts so they are working during the busiest times, rather than being restricted to a pattern …