The Police Department started 2023 with a new deployment plan of 11-hour shifts to increase police visibility and responsiveness when services are needed most.

“It is designed to maximize officers on the street at times we see need for peak services,” police Chief James Sarkos said during Friday’s Clean and Safe Atlantic City meeting.

There are now three shifts that overlap: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. and 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., Sarkos said. Read more from The Press of Atlantic City.