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Hire a Police Officer

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The Morrisville Police Department authorizes its Police Officers to provide law enforcement related services outside of an employee’s normal work hours in exchange for a fee paid by the employer. 

This may include Police Officers assigned to special events, traffic control, business or construction site security, or special escorts.  Morrisville Police Officers do not arrange their own "off duty jobs” as all job requests are screened and assigned by the Morrisville Police Department. Outside employment that can be interpreted to be inconsistent with, in conflict with, or detrimental to, the interests of the Town or the department will not be approved.

Depending on staffing levels and other scheduled commitments at the time of your application, this office does not guarantee that extra-duty positions will be provided or filled. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I hire a Police Officer?

Extra-duty assignments can be one-time or more permanent assignments. Police Officers provide services related to security or law enforcement - typically providing protection for persons or property, maintaining order at events, and traffic or pedestrian control.

What is the pay rate to hire an extra-duty officer?

The pay rate for an off-duty officer is $35.00 per hour and the minimum length of a shift is 3 hours.  Hourly minimums increase for applications submitted less than 48 hours prior to the start of the event.  Please refer to the Extra-duty Terms and Conditions found in the request packet.

Can I pay officers with cash at the end of the event?

Officers may not receive cash and must be paid by check that is redeemable at a financial institution for the job assignment.  The employing agent is to make individual checks payable to the officer. Payment shall be made within ten (10) working days following the assignment.

Will officers hired be in uniform or plainclothes?

For virtually every assignment, officers will be required to be in full uniform and duty equipment. Only in exceptional circumstances, and justified with prior approval, can an officer work an assignment in plainclothes.

Is there a minimum time amount needed to arrange for an officer to work my event?

It is strongly suggested that a minimum of two weeks’ notice to the Support Services Captain be given regarding any extra-duty needs. Adequate time is needed to obtain and review contracts and advertise the job to the pool of officers. Applications first submitted within 48 hours of the start of the event will prompt an increase of hourly rates per officer.

Procedures for Application

To request an officer, please fill out the Extra Duty Employment Form and verify that the requirements for hiring an officer will be met prior to the work being available for assignment to officers.  Forms should be submitted well in advance of the date of anticipated security needs.