At roll call, the shift completed mandatory Narcan training. The department issued Afternoons with mucosal spray for unresponsive opioid overdoses. I volunteered for the class several times over the last four years, but was never selected. Heroin ODs are common downtown.
Twenty-one calls were holding for us when Afternoons hit the streets.
After roll call, I went up to the trauma ward at a hospital. Midnight Man spent two 2 hour slots of his Days shift OT watching a prisoner. I relieved him, so he could shag calls.
D Shift is done. Most officers will be folded into C shift. The remainder will go to Nights. Officers who want to switch early will start the new schedule on November 30th. The rest will change over on January 10th.
When Afternoons logged on, we had 31 calls holding.Some were holding from before noon. This is the new norm. There is no crime prevention. There is no patrol. We handle priority calls and when time allows, cold calls. By the time we take the cold ones, the victim, the suspect, and the problem have often gone away.