Hire an Off-Duty Officer
Businesses or individuals interested in hiring KCPD officers in a secondary employment capacity should note the information below.
Current minimum hourly rates are:
- $38 for Police Officers
- $44 for Sergeants
- $53 for Captains and Majors
Employers, at their request, may offer to pay more than the established hourly minimum based on supply and demand, holidays or other considerations. The minimum hourly rate is established as a standard. It is the department’s minimum rate which fairly establishes what employers can expect to pay and what officers can expect to earn for law enforcement related secondary employment.
Other important restrictions:
- Three-hour employment minimum
- 72-hour cancellation policy. Cancellations within this period will be requested to pay the three hour minimum.
- Per department policy, work must conducted in the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri.
- Individuals requesting an officer will be subject to a background check. Per Title 18 of the U.S. Code, law enforcement officers are prohibited from working directly or indirectly for a convicted felon.
- Officers may work at an approved liquor establishment (bar, tavern, or nightclub). Per department policy a minimum of three (3) officers is required.
- The Off-Duty Employment Section, at the direction of the Employment Commander will retain the flexibility to alter the staffing requirements for all off-duty employment requests where law enforcement officers are utilized based on the specific event and any mitigating factors involved.
The Kansas City Missouri Police Department does not automatically provide workers’ compensation or general liability coverage for off-duty employment. The Board of Police Commissioners, as the governing body of the Police Department, is self-insured with money budgeted from the City of Kansas City, Missouri. The money budgeted covers general liability for acts and omissions by members of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department that occur under color of law. As such, workman’s compensation and general liability coverage for off-duty officers is decided on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the department’s policies and procedures. The Kansas City Missouri Police Department cannot guarantee that a request for off-duty services will be filled and/or covered. Any arrangements made with members of the KCPD are done so in good faith. Advanced arrangements for off-duty employment is highly recommended.
The legal authority vested in a sworn law enforcement member working off-duty employment is limited to the enforcement of federal law, state statutes and municipal ordinances. Officers cannot use police authority to enforce a private employer’s policies and regulations.
For more specific inquiries or to discuss potential employment of off-duty officers, please contact the Off-duty Employment Section during the hours of 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday: