Hire an Off-Duty Officer
Businesses or individuals interested in hiring KCPD officers in an off-duty capacity should note the below information.
Current hourly rates are:
$35 for Police Officers
$41 for Sergeants
*** In order to reflect current trends and also compensate KCPD members commensurate the responsibility entrusted to them during the course of off-duty employment, Off-Duty Hourly Rates will increase effective May 1, 2017. Hourly rates for work scheduled through the Off-Duty Employment Section will increase to $38 for Police Officers, $44 to Sergeants and $53 for Captains or Majors. These rates are the department’s minimum starting rates and fairly establishes what employers can expect to pay and what officers can expect to earn for secondary employment. ***
- Employers, at their request, may offer to pay more than the established hourly minimum based on supply and demand, holidays or other considerations.
* Three-hour employment minimum
* 72-hour cancellation policy
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 department 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: