Hire an Off-duty Police Officer

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Hiring off-duty officer(s) is generally required when you hold any event that requires a permit.  Refer to your permit application for the exact number of officers required for your event, dance, parade, marathon, etc. You may call or email the Secondary Employment Officer for more information. NOTE: If you have hired us within the last year, you may need only to complete the application form.  Please allow at least five working days to process your request. 


Below are the current rates of pay for Police Officers performing off-duty assignments. This information is also available for download below under Documents.
Please note, there is a required minimum of three hours per assignment.

Police Officer
Hourly Rate: $40.00
Required 3-hour Minimum: $120.00

Police Sergeant
Hourly Rate: $50.00
Required 3-hour Minimum: $150.00

Police Lieutenant and above
Hourly Rate: $60.00
Required 3-hour Minimum: $180.00

Whenever a request is made for the assignment of more than three officers, the fourth officer assigned shall be a supervisor and paid at the appropriate supervisor’s rate.

Contact the Secondary Employment Coordinator at (804) 501-7226 or [email protected] for more information, or to obtain a copy of guidelines governing off-duty assignment responsibilities for employers.

(NOTE: Increased rates will apply for all permitted events and events that fall on certain holidays)

How to Receive this Service

Step 1: Complete the Application to Hire Off-Duty Police Officer and Employer Agreement forms above.

Step 2: Obtain a copy of your *Certificate of Liability Insurance (see sample above). 
*Henrico County requires employers hiring off-duty police officers to provide Henrico Police a copy of its Certificate of Liability Insurance, which can may be obtained by contacting your insurance provider. The certificate must contain specific verbiage required by Henrico County, as outlined in the sample insurance certificate above. 

Step 3: Email or mail the completed forms, along with a copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance, to our Secondary Employment Officer.

Email: [email protected]
Mail: Police Secondary Employment, Henrico County Police Division, P. O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Step 4: Once your request has been processed, you will receive notification of the officer or officers scheduled to work your event. 

For additional information, contact the Henrico Police Secondary Employment Officer at (804) 501-7226 or [email protected].

Contact Us

Secondary Employment Officer
(804) 501-7226
[email protected]


7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23294

Police Non-Emergency
(804) 501-5000
General Information
(804) 501-4800

[email protected]

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

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