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Fraternal Order of Police planning to weigh in on LMPD staffing changes

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Big changes are coming to LMPD and the police union wants to weigh in before it happens.

Elected leaders asked for a study in November, after last year's youth mob attacks on the waterfront.

The study suggests LMPD should move from its current schedule of 10-hour shifts for officers and should consider, instead, eight or 12 hour work days.

A decision on scheduling hasn't been made and members of the local Fraternal Order of Police plan to present a recommendation.

"It's going to respond to the needs of the community, it's going to respond to the needs of the department and it's also going to the let the members have some say in how this reorganization occurs," River City FOP president Dave Mutchler said.

LMPD has already decided to move more officers to its First Division, which covers the Portland, Phoenix Hill, Russell and Butchertown neighborhoods and to its Downtown Area Patrol.

More: LMPD to triple the size of its Downtown Area Patrol

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