In order to provide public safety, service and professionalism, the Boulder Police Department allows department employees to work while off duty. 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 an event, establishment, or other venue.
Enforcing Municipal Ordinances and State and Federal Statutes at Events
Hire an Officer
This information is provided as a guideline when making your request. All fees listed 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:
Events occurring in 2023:
- Off-duty officer - $72 per hour ($96 per hour on city recognized holidays)
- Off-duty sergeant (required at the PD's discretion) - $92 per hour ($123 per hour on city recognized holidays)
- Off-duty commander (required at the PD's discretion) - $100 per hour ($130 per hour on city recognized holidays)
- Off-duty dispatcher - $52 per hour ($69 per hour on city recognized holidays)
- Police vehicle - $55 per vehicle, per day
There is a minimum of three paid hours per assignment. Contracts canceled with less than 24-hours notice will result in the employer incurring the three-hour minimum, per officer cost.
Requests for events requiring a city special events permit must be received at least 60-days in advance. Requests for events NOT requiring a city special events permit must be received at least 14-days in advance. Contracts received after the above deadlines may be subjected to a 20% administrative fee or be denied.
Reasons for denial
The police department reviews each request on an individual basis. Off-duty employment requests can be denied based on any of the following:
- 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