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Hire an Off-duty Police Officer

available via mail   Via Mail
available via fax   Via Fax
available in person   In Person

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. 


Please download the document below entitled, “Current rates for compensation” for the most recent off-duty compensation rates.

How to Receive this Service

Download the Application for Hiring Off-duty Officers and Employer Agreement forms above, and complete them.  FAX or mail the completed forms along with a copy of your Certificate of Liability Insurance* (that contains specific required verbiage-see sample above) to the Secondary Employment Coordinator. The FAX number is 804 501-7225. The mailing address is: Police Secondary Employment, Henrico County Police Division, P. O. Box 90775, Henrico, VA 23273-0775.

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


*Henrico County requires employers who hire off-duty police officers provide the Police Division with a certificate of liability insurance from that particular employer.  The certificate of liability insurance may be obtained by contacting your insurance provider, and it must contain specific verbiage required by Henrico County. A downloadable sample insurance certificate, which contains the specific verbiage required by the County, is available above.

If you have any questions you may contact the Secondary Employment Coordinator by calling 804 501-7226 or by sending an email to

Contact Us

Secondary Employment Officer
(804) 501-7226


7721 E. Parham Rd.
Henrico, VA 23294

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

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

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