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Request Officers for Event Staffing

Request Officers for Event Staffing

In order to provide public safety, service and professionalism, the Boulder Police Department allows and gives officers and supervisors the authority to perform off-duty police work. Off-duty officers and supervisors are responsible for enforcing only municipal ordinances and state and federal statutes. They will not be responsible for enforcing rules of the establishment or other venue.

To hire an officer, please complete the off-duty contract posted in the right-hand column.  Save as a PDF and mail the attachment to Coleene Berry at [email protected].


This information is provided as a guideline when making your request. All fees lister are subject to change. Please contact the Off-duty Coordinator for any questions.

The charges for an off-duty officer, supervisor and patrol vehicle are as follows:

  • Off-duty officer - $63 per hour
  • Off-duty sergeant - $80 per hour
  • Off-duty commander - $95 per hour
  • Off- duty dispatcher - $48 per hour
  • Patrol vehicle (by request) - $50 per day
  • There is a minimum of three paid hours per assignment, which must be paid in advance
  • Contracts received within seven days, but more than 72-hours of the date of employment will be assessed a 10 percent administrative fee.
  • Contracts received within 72-hours of the date of employment will be assessed a 20 percent administrative fee.
  • Contracts cancelled with less than 24-hours notice will result in the employer incurring the three-hour minimum, per officer cost.

Please send payment to:

Boulder Police Department
ATTN: Coleene Berry - Off-duty Coordinator
1805 33rd St.
Boulder, CO 80301

Make checks payable to the Boulder Police Department.

Reasons for den​ial

The police department reviews each request on an individual basis. Off-duty employment requests can be denied based on any of the following:

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Number of attendees
  • Alcohol sales and/or consumption permits
  • Type of event
  • Event history
  • Availability of officers
  • Other reasons deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police
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