Hire an Extra-Duty Officer

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We will assign off-duty police officers for special events and circumstances in response to requests from citizens or businesses to the extent permitted by existing resources and in accordance with department procedures. The primary intent of extra-duty assignments is to provide a supplementary service to the community by assigning available off-duty uniformed officers to security, crowd control, or traffic related details which do not fall within the scope of the on-duty patrol officer's responsibilities, yet which are reasonably expected to require the services of a sworn police officer. The business or citizen requesting this service is required to pay for the officers' services at a rate established by the police department; there will be a fee for any job that requires a cruiser. Requests for services which exceed the department's capabilities or are not consistent with the professional law enforcement policies of the department will not be honored. All extra-duty police services provided by Clearwater Police must be within the Clearwater city limits.

Clearwater police officers do not arrange their own "off duty jobs." All job requests are screened and assigned by the Clearwater Police Department.

If you are a business or individual within the city of Clearwater and desire to hire off-duty police officers for an event or other circumstance, please follow these instructions:

  1. Review the Permit Application and Extra-Duty Agreement, which contain important information regarding procedures, rates, and payments.
  2. If you have any questions, call (727) 562-4152 during business hours, or email
  3. At least eight days prior to the event or the anticipated need for the officers, print and sign the permit application and appropriate extra duty agreement (above) and fax or mail it to:
    Clearwater Police Department
    Extra Duty Employment Office
    645 Pierce St.
    Clearwater, Florida 33576
    FAX: (727) 562-4466
    VOICE: (727) 562-4152
    We suggest you make copies for your records.
  4. Your application will be reviewed to insure that the job complies with department policy and you will be notified of approval or disapproval. Requests received seven  days or less in advance of the job are subject to higher rates. See the permit application and extra duty agreement (above) for details.

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