Off-Duty Police Officer

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Off-duty police officers can be hired by a private employer.

Typical Duties

  • Maintain order at events.
  • Provide law enforcement functions for persons or private property.
  • Provide traffic or pedestrian control on private property.

Hiring Process

1. Submit a request at OlatheConnect or call 913-971-6730 at least two weeks prior to the event.

2. Plan to provide the following:

  • Documentation of general liability insurance
  • Description of job duties to be performed
  • A site visit, upon request


  • Assignments are limited to Olathe city limits, unless approved otherwise by the chief of police. 
  • Assignments can be one time or on a more permanent basis.
  • The hourly pay rate is the individual police officer’s overtime hourly rate + city personnel costs (not to exceed $85.29 per hour). 
  • Police officers wear the uniform issued by the Olathe Police Department, unless approved otherwise by the chief of police.
  • Police officers utilize standard issued equipment.  
  • Private employers will carry a minimum of $500,000 general liability insurance coverage.  
  • All police officers stationed at a temporary work site are subject to mobilization by the Olathe Police Department in the event of an emergency or staffing needs. 
  • Contractors must notify the Olathe Police Department of any cancellation at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of any temporary work assignment.  Failure to cancel within twenty-four (24) hours will result in a two (2) hour minimum charge per assigned police officer. 


  • Police officers are prohibited from providing non-security activities including but not limited to serving food or beverages including alcohol, parking cars, collecting tickets, stocking shelves, handing out pamphlets, and influencing traffic flow in a public right of way.
  • Police officers will not be approved to contract with any employer whose associates or operations are of questionable nature; create a conflict of interest; discredit the officer, the Olathe Police Department or the City of Olathe.  Some prohibited off-duty officer employment includes:
  • Retailers who sell, manufacture, or transport alcoholic beverages, liquor or cereal malt beverages as the principal business.
  • Retailers or employment that sells pornographic material or provides services of a sexual nature.
  • Gambling establishments that are not exempted by law.
  • Businesses connected with vehicle tows or storage; debt collections, bodyguards, bail bonds, property re-possessions, private investigations, process servers, or taxi drivers.
  • Performance of any work for an entity/organization or labor group that is on strike.
  • Performance of any non-police work regulated or licensed through the Olathe Police Department.
  • Performance of any personnel investigations for any entity/organization.
  • Performance of any activity at the request of or under the direction of the entity/organization which supports case preparation for the defense in any criminal or civil action.
  • Performance of any work that requires access to police files or records.

Please use the Outside Overtime Work Agreement for off duty police officer requests.

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