To place an order for a special duty officer, you must first have an account with us. To establish an account you must submit a special duty application and pre-pay any service fees connected with the request in person.
The Request for Off Duty / Special Duty Officer(s) form may be downloaded from this web site. The form may be faxed to you upon request or obtained from our office.
Failure to complete all applicable information on the form may result in processing delays.
Once your account has been established, you may fax any subsequent special duty requests and be invoiced for the service fees.
Any amendments to the initial job request must be submitted in writing on the SPECIAL DUTY CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS FORM and faxed or hand carried to the Special Duty Section. To ensure the safety and security of both the public and our officers, each job request is reviewed for sufficient staffing, and we may make recommendations. We reserve the right to decline requests if the requestor does not agree to hire the appropriate staffing for the request.
There are limitations to when a job can be received in order to put it into the system. Job requests may be denied if they are submitted too late. Please contact our staff for more information.
Please see the Cancellation Policy page for informaton on how to cancell a request during business hours or after hours and weekends.
Requesting bicycle officers
Bicycle officers can be requested for special duty assignments. There will be a travel time surcharge (travel time from the station, to the job site, and return to the station). There is also an equipment fee of $10.00 per bicycle.
Requests must include the hiring of supervisors as follows:
- For every four (4) officers requested – 1 sergeant is required
- For every three (3) sergeants requested – 1 lieutenant is required
Supervisory staffing requirements will be reviewed and may be adjusted by the Major Events Division (MED) Commander or designee.
See Special Events, Concerts and Permits, in the “Services” tab, for additional information.
Filing false information on a special duty request form may result in the request being declined. Future requests from the requestor may be declined as well.
Events requiring police officers are either City sponsored, City co-sponsored or not sponsored by the City. City sponsored events receive all police staffing from on-duty resources and no special duty order is necessary. City co-sponsored events receive 50% of the required police staffing from on-duty resources and 50% must be hired via the Special Duty Section. Events not sponsored by the City require that all officers be hired via the Special Duty Section. Sponsorship determinations are made outside the police department by the Mayor’s Office. Please contact the Mayor’s Office for more information.