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 who
desires to hire off-duty police officers for an event or other circumstance,
please follow these instructions:
- Review the Permit
Application and Extra-Duty Agreement, which contain important information regarding procedures,
rates, and payments.
- If you have any questions, contact Elaine Lewis at (727) 562-4152
during business hours, or email
- At least 8 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.
- 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 (7) days or less in advance of the job are subject
to higher rates. See the Permit
Application and Extra
Duty Agreement (above) for details.