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Hiring Off Duty Officers
Hiring Off Duty Rockville City Police Officers
Rockville City Police Officers are available to provide security or traffic control for your private event within the City of Rockville. Individuals or organizations typically hire off-duty officers for a visible, uniformed, police presence and/or traffic control at planned events. Such events may include school athletic games, grand openings, running races, security patrols, etc. The current rate for off-duty officers is $59 per hour per officer. This fee covers the City's costs for the officer's over time rate, liability insurance, vehicle and fuel.

Scheduling an Off Duty Officer
Off-duty officers are scheduled through the police department. When you are ready to request an officer, please email Sergeant Jan Seilhamer. The following information should be contained in your e-mail:
  • The organization and/or person hiring the officer(s)
  • The address of the organization and/or person
  • A phone number -If there is a specific contact person, please include his/her name and phone number; Indicate if it is a home, cell or business number
  • Location of the event if different from above
  • A contact name and cell phone number of a person who will be on site the day of the event
  • Description of assignment (i.e., traffic control, security, etc)
  • The day(s) and date(s) of your event
  • The time(s) you want the officer present (Please be specific, as many contractors often wish to have officers present during event setup/shut down or money counting outside the scheduled event times)

If an event needs to be canceled, the Rockville City Police Communications Center must be contacted at 240-314-8900 at least four hours prior to the time the first officer is required to be on site for the event. If proper notification is not made, the organization / person will be responsible for paying the minimum amount of the cost of the detail (i.e., the number of officers scheduled at four hours of time).

At the conclusion of the event, the City will invoice the organization or the person responsible. All payments must be remitted to the City of Rockville within 30 days of the invoice.