Warrensburg Police Department Adopts New Officer Scheduling App
Missouri Police Department simplifies officer scheduling with ScheduleAnywhere
Fargo, N.D. (July 5, 2018) – Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. announced today that the Warrensburg, Mo. Police Department has selected ScheduleAnywhere as their officer scheduling solution.
Prior to ScheduleAnywhere, the police department used an Excel spreadsheet. It took nearly three hours for the scheduler to build an initial schedule, and it was only built out to a maximum of eight weeks. This made it difficult for officers to plan for vacations. To share the schedule, it was printed and posted on a bulletin board in the department. Any time there were changes to the schedule, the master spreadsheet had to be updated, re-printed and re-posted. The entire process was not only time consuming for the scheduler but also inconvenient for the officers.
“ScheduleAnywhere has brought our scheduling into the current age,” said Chief of Police Rich Lockhart. “Officers can access the software from their phone or their desktop. They know when they are working anytime in the near future. Creating the schedule now takes less than an hour for a 40-member department, and our schedule rotations can be copied and built out as far as we need to. Requesting days off is very user friendly, and the schedule is automatically updated. Trading shifts is just as easy.”
When asked about how the officers have adjusted to the change to ScheduleAnywhere, Chief Lockhart replied,” In short, they love it! They can plan their time off and see when they are working months ahead of time. This allows them to see if their day off will be approved or disapproved due to staffing minimums. The mobile app is the best feature. With people doing increasingly more on their phone, the ability to check a schedule and request a day off from a phone is very important. Additionally, the scheduler has his life back and can now focus on more important things.”
Chief Lockhart concludes, “ScheduleAnywhere is the perfect solution for scheduling. It was easy to learn and it’s easy to use. We provide a user for our dispatch center, so they can see when officers are working. My administrative staff liked it so much they began using it as well. We tried another scheduling company, but their system was not user friendly and did not have a mobile app, it only made things worse. ScheduleAnywhere is nearly half the cost of other systems and offers all the scheduling features we need.”
ScheduleAnywhere is online employee scheduling software developed by Atlas Business Solutions. This Software as a Service (SaaS) works for any business that schedules shifts, including public safety, healthcare, energy, government, retail and business services.
The software ensures proper shift coverage, eliminates scheduling conflicts, estimates payroll costs, tracks certifications and training, and manages shift rotations, staff availability, overtime and time-off requests. Free trial accounts are available, and pricing is based on the number of employees scheduled. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.scheduleanywhere.com; email@example.com
About Warrensburg Police Department
Through partnerships with the community, it is the mission of the Warrensburg Police Department to make Warrensburg a safe community. Policing in Warrensburg is a unique opportunity with the University of Central Missouri (UCM) and Whiteman Air Force Base. The University brings 14,000 students to the community from all over the world, many of them away from home for the first time. A partnership with UCM’s Public Safety ensures these students have a safe and enjoyable college experience. Adding to this uniqueness is the commissioning of the UCM officers as Warrensburg officers. This dual commission provides an additional resource to keep the community safe. To learn more about Warrensburg Police Department, visit www.warrensburg-mo.com.
About Atlas Business Solutions
Atlas Business Solutions, Inc. is a leading developer of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use, and affordable business management software. Founded in 1991, the company is recognized as an industry leader in employee scheduling software and was named one of Software Magazine’s Top 500 Software Companies in 2004 through 2007, and 2010, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. More information: Atlas Business Solutions, Inc., 3330 Fiechtner Drive, SW, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58103; 800-874-8801; www.abs-usa.com; firstname.lastname@example.org