Extra-Duty Officers Off-Duty Security and Traffic Control
The Portsmouth Police Department offers the opportunity for local businesses, organizations, and citizens to hire off-duty officers to provide police security services or traffic control at 1-time and/or recurring events. Officers will perform duties in accordance with normal police duties and will not engage in other functions such as accepting tickets, checking ID’s, serving food, etc. All requests must be submitted to the Department for approval and not through an individual officer.

Officers work extra duty assignments on a voluntary basis. Therefore, the Department offers no guarantee that we will be able to honor your request. However, the coordinator will keep in touch with requestors so that alternative arrangements can be made if we are unable to fulfill your request.

It is strongly recommended that requests for extra duty are submitted at least 1 month in advance.

Submit your request:
All required documents must be submitted at least seven (7) business days in advance of the event or start of the recurring event. The process letter outlines the process and required documentation; the agreement serves as the request and provides for the Chief’s approval, and the contract establishes the working arrangement with specific officers. Please contact Sgt. Mark Luck, Secondary Employment Coordinator, at policeextradutyofficer@portsmouthva.gov or 757-715-3645.

Secondary Employment Process

Secondary Employment Contract

Secondary Employment Agreement


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