Hire an Off-Duty Officer
|Assignment Type||Total Hourly Rate|
|Funeral Escort - Traffic||City Overtime Rate|
Billed by the City of Odessa
Minimum 2 hour rate
|Administrative Scheduling||No Cost|
The minimum compensation of Off-Duty Officers is $35.00 hr, paid via Cash or Check at the conclusion of the Officers shift (unless approved during the application and approval process). Officers are not permitted to negotiate additional rates or render services not outlined in the event approval.
Rates effective April 1st, 2022
|General Security / Traffic Control||General Security with Alcohol Present||Short Notice Security/Traffic Control No Alcohol||Short Notice Security with Alcohol Present||Funeral Escort|
|$50.00 hour||$75.00 hour||$75.00 hour||$100.00 hour||Department Overtime Rate -|
2 Hour Minimum
Holiday Pay: Rate of pay if the event falls on a holiday recognized by the City of Odessa where City Offices are closed, will be 1.5 times the regular rate of pay.
The business or event point of contact must notify the scheduling coordinator within 24 hours of an event cancellation. Failure to do so or if cancellations occur within 24 hours, full payment of the contracted time frame must be provided.
Example: A business contracts an Off-Duty Officer and realizes they no longer need the services upon the Officer's arrival for the scheduled shift, the business cancels the officer.
Result: The business must remit payment for the scheduled shift in its entirety due to lack of notice of cancellation.
Example: A business cancels three days in advance of a scheduled shift, the business or event point of contact notifies the scheduling coordinator. No payment is required.
To request Officers for a one-time event such as a wedding, church event, school event, car show, etc. please fill out our vendor agreement and submit the completed form to our scheduling coordinator.
For ongoing events, or establishment security, such as a bar, shopping complex, apartment complex, or other location. Please fill out the off-duty event form and the scheduling coordinator will contact you to establish a scheduling portal through Off Duty Blue (www.offdutyblue.com) to manage staffing for your business. There is no cost to use this service.
This list is not all-encompassing, final determination related to the acceptance of an Off-Duty contract will be determined by the Chief of Police or assigned designee. If your event or business has questions, please contact the scheduling coordinator.
Scheduling Self Registration
You can register for our online scheduling software by using the link below or complete a paper agreement and call or email the scheduling coordinator. Once received, please allow for at least 7-10 business days for the application to be reviewed for approval. If the event is short notice, please contact the Scheduling Coordinator. The Department reserves the right to deny applications if sufficient notice is not provided.
Online: Off Duty Blue Self-Registration