Hire an Off Duty Police Officer

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Hiring an Off-Duty Glendale Police Officer

Glendale Police Officers can be hired by the public to perform security and traffic control services. All Off-Duty jobs are coordinated with the Glendale PD Off Duty Coordinator.

Common Off-Duty officer requests are:

  • Traffic control at construction sites
  • Security for various businesses or events
  • Security for retail, shopping malls, food establishments
  • Security and traffic control for school functions
  • Security and traffic control for churches
  • Security for bars and entertainment venues

Prohibited Off-Duty Employment*:

  • Any employment that constitutes a threat to the status or dignity of the police as a professional occupation such as employment at establishments that sell pornographic materials or items of a sexual nature to include establishments that provide services of a sexual nature
  • Any employment or business interest in private investigative work or investigative work for an insurance company or attorney
  • Process server, bill collector, repossessing property, towing companies, labor disputes or other similar employment in which police authority might be used
  • Funerals, private functions, marijuana dispensary, private estate sales
  • Weddings, private parties/banquets except at churches, on church property or at the Glendale Civic Center
  • Officers are not permitted to work where they perform non-police tasks
  • Officers may not work outside of the Glendale city limits unless it is for traffic control
  • Officers are not permitted to work where adequate officers are not hired to handle the situation safely
* PLEASE NOTE: the above list is not all-inclusive and questions regarding permitted activity should be forwarded to the Off-Duty Coordinator

Minimum Pay Rates starting November 1, 2020

Type  Hourly Rate Notes
Security $50.00  
Traffic $50.00  
Supervisor $55.00 Required with 4+ officers
Holiday* $75.00 Supervisor adds $5
Emergency - Last Minute** Additional $10.00 per hour Less than 24-hour notice


The holiday rate will apply to the following days: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Day before Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

** Emergency rate applies when a request is received less than 24 hours prior to the start of the shift

Important Information

  • Those wishing to hire Off-Duty Officers must sign and submit the Off-Duty Agreement prior to the request being staffed
  • Two working days is requested for the hiring of an officer. Requests with less than 24-hour notice will be considered a late request, and an additional fee may be assessed.
  • 3 hours minimum per request
  • 4 officers or more requires 1 supervisor (i.e. 3 officers, 1 sergeant)
  • Off-Duty GPD officers must be in full uniform. No “plain clothes” request will be granted
  • A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for off-duty job cancellation. A three (3) hour charge per employee will be levied in the event of a cancellation without the 24-hour notice
  • Certificate of Insurance (minimum of $1,000,000 of liability and workman’s comp naming the City of Glendale as additionally insured) must be filed with the GPD Off-Duty Employment Coordinator prior to commencement of any staffing under this agreement
  • Payment is due at the time of the assignment or no later than a maximum of 14 days of the assignment

Getting Started

Click Here to download the Off-Duty work agreement

Off Duty Coordinators

Please email the completed Off-Duty Work Agreement along with the required insurance forms to GPDoffduty@glendaleaz.com. If you have additional questions please reach out to the Off-Duty coordinators via email or by phone at (623) 930-3464 or (480) 331-8879.

If you do not have the required insurance, we will refer you to one of our third party off- duty brokers who will be able to provide insurance indemnification for a fee above our minimum rate of pay.

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