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Hire an Off-Duty Officer

Businesses or individuals interested in hiring KCPD officers in a secondary employment capacity should note the information below.

Current minimum hourly rates are:

  • $38 for Police Officers
  • $44 for Sergeants
  • $53 for Captains and Majors

Currently, there's a surge in demand for hiring off-duty officers, often surpassing the available number of officers seeking secondary employment. Given this high demand, many employers choose to offer rates exceeding the standard minimum. However, it's crucial for employers to understand that KCPD cannot guarantee fulfillment of requests to hire off-duty officers. Officers decide to engage in secondary employment voluntarily and aren't obliged to do so regardless of the offered pay rate.

Other important requirements:

  • Three-hour employment minimum
  • 72-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations within this period will be requested to pay the three hour minimum.
  • Per department policy, work must conducted in the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
  • Individuals requesting an officer will be subject to a background check. Per Title 18 of the U.S. Code, law enforcement officers are prohibited from working directly or indirectly for a convicted felon.
  • Officers may work at an approved liquor establishment (bar, tavern, or nightclub). Per department policy a minimum of three (3) officers is required.
  • The Off-Duty Employment Section, at the direction of the Employment Commander will retain the flexibility to alter the staffing requirements for all off-duty employment requests where law enforcement officers are utilized based on the specific event and any mitigating factors involved.

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department does not automatically provide workers’ compensation or general liability coverage for off-duty employment. As such, workman’s compensation and general liability coverage for off-duty officers is decided on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the department’s policies and procedures. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department cannot guarantee that a request for off-duty services will be filled and/or covered. Any arrangements made with members of the KCPD are done so in good faith. Advanced arrangements for off-duty employment is highly recommended.

The legal authority vested in a sworn law enforcement member working off-duty employment is limited to the enforcement of federal law, state statutes and municipal ordinances. Officers cannot use police authority to enforce a private employer’s policies and regulations.

For more specific inquiries or to discuss potential employment of off-duty officers, please contact the Off-duty Employment Section during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday:

To request off-duty officer(s) for your business needs or event, please submit the form located here.