Hire an Off-duty Police Officer
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.
Hourly Rate: $40.00
Required 3-hour Minimum: $120.00
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@example.com 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.
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.