AT A GLANCE Au­dit of po­lice work

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Key find­ings

■ Su­per­vi­sors of­ten don’t know when and where cops are work­ing off­duty jobs.

■ Of­fi­cers can end up work­ing up to 112 hours per week un­der the cur­rent sys­tem, the equiv­a­lent of three full­time jobs.

■ Dal­las lags be­hind other ci­ties in es­tab­lish­ing firm con­trols for off­duty po­lice work.

■ The cur­rent pol­icy can cre­ate a con­flict of in­ter­est be­tween depart­ment pol­icy and what of­fi­cers are asked to do by their off­duty em­ploy­ers.

Rec­om­men­da­tions

■ Limit off­duty jobs to no more than 24 hours a week.

■ Im­ple­ment over­sight in­stead of leav­ing ap­proval to in­di­vid­ual su­per­vi­sors, and en­sure re­quests are sub­mit­ted early.

■ Up­date the depart­ment’s gen­eral or­ders.

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