NYPD does away with weekends off for most uniformed cops

NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea has ordered sweeping changes to police schedules that will ruin weekends for a lot of cops, The Post has learned.

The changes are meant to beef up weekend staffing during a spike in shootings and sometimes violent protests and will affect all uniformed officers under the rank of sergeant who currently have both Saturdays and Sundays off, according to an internal memo obtained by The Post.

One-third of those cops will keep their prized weekends, according to the memo.

But another one-third will have to start working Sunday through Thursday, and the remaining one-third will have to start working Tuesday through Saturday, the Shea-signed memo instructs.

The memo leaves it up to the bureau heads to divide up the new schedules.

The schedule changes must be locked in by Aug. 31, the memo instructs.

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