Contact: Sgt. Gary "Rich" Smith
In compliance with West Palm Beach Standard Operating Procedure #II-3, submission of an application is required to engage the extra-duty services of police officers for public safety, health, and welfare services in addition to those already provided to the public. It is understood that this is a non-binding agreement. Please note that requests for extra-duty services are selected by the officers and not assigned to them. Payment for extra-duty services will be made through the currently contracted extra-duty administrative company, outlined below in the “Hire and Off-Duty Officer Form” link. West Palm Beach Police Officers are only authorized to work events within the jurisdiction of the City of West Palm Beach. To complete an application, click on the “Hire an Off-Duty Officer Form” link below. Please contact the Special Events office if you have any further questions.
Officers, at any time, during exigent public safety circumstances may need to be removed from extra duty details.
The police department may cancel this permit without advance notice or cause at any time. The West Palm Beach Police Department will attempt to place officers during the requested dates and hours. Because of emergencies, inability to find an officer to work this detail or other unforeseen circumstances, this permit may not be filled when requested. The West Palm Beach Police Department will not permit an officer to work in the capacity of “bouncer” at a bar or other establishment where liquor is served.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a three (3) hour MINIMUM for all extra duty employment. CANCELLATIONS made WITHIN 3 business days of the scheduled detail will be subject to a charge equal to the three hours pay for the officer requested.
Customers Scheduling 799 hours or less of extra duty coverage per year - Rate Per Hour
Police Officers: $54.50 per hour ($109.00 per hour Holiday)
Police Sergeants: $65.40 per hour ($130.80 per hour Holiday)
Police Lieutenants: $76.30 per hour ($152.60 per hour Holiday)
Police Captains: $87.20 per hour ($174.40 per hour Holiday)
Customers Scheduling 800 hours or more of extra duty coverage per year - Rate Per Hour
Police Officers: $53.00 per hour ($106.00 per hour Holiday)
Police Sergeants: $63.60 per hour ($127.20 per hour Holiday)
Police Lieutenants: $74.20 per hour ($148.40 per hour Holiday)
Police Captains: $84.80 per hour ($169.60 per hour Holiday)
In accordance with the current collective bargaining agreement between the City of West Palm Beach and the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association, the following are exceptions to the regular rates:
The following HOLIDAYS will be charged at the premium rates:
Thanksgiving Day (1200-2400 Hours)
Christmas Eve (1200-2400 Hours)
Christmas Day (0000-2400 Hours)
New Year's Eve (1200-2400 Hours)
New Year’s Day (0000-2400 Hours)
Details requests received within 7 days of the start of the detail or details requested for certain PRIORITY dates during the year will be charged as listed below:
Police Officers: $81.75 per hour
Police Sergeants: $92.65 per hour
Police Lieutenants: $103.55 per hour
The PRIORITY dates and times where the above applies are as follows:
Easter (0000-2400 Hours)
Independence Day (1200-0000 Hours)
Labor Day (1200-0000 Hours)
Memorial Day (1200-0000 Hours)
Super Bowl Sunday (1200-0000 Hours)
Valentines (1200-0000 Hours)
St. Patrick’s Day (1200-0000 Hours)
Halloween (1200-0000 Hours)
Details requiring the assignment of five (5) or more officers require the assignment of a sergeant to supervise the detail.The assignment of more than ten (10) officers requires the assignment of an additional sergeant. The assignment of more than fifteen (15) officers requires the assignment of a Commander/OIC.