Hire an Off-Duty Officer

Schedule off-duty police officers to provide security for your event. Security services are available only within the City of Palm Beach Gardens and must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Upon completing your contract application, you will be contacted via telephone by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department to finalize your request.

After reading the policy below, complete the request and agreement for police services form. The form can also be downloaded here (PDF). If downloaded, complete the contract application, print it out and then fax it to 561-799-4408.

We would also appreciate it if you would fill out the customer satisfaction survey. You can also download the survey (PDF) and return it to us.

Agreement for the Purchase of Police Services
  • Payment is required by check or money order.
  • Cash is not accepted.
  • Non-local vendors must prepay police services requested.
Send remittance to:
City of Palm Beach Gardens
Finance Department
10500 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Please specify extra duty detail on check.

Rates & Requirements
  • $47 / hour for each officer
  • $52 / hour for each sergeant
  • $4 / hour for each vehicle
Holidays & Special Days
Additional $5 per hour on: Super Bowl Sunday
  • Christmas Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Easter
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • New Year's Eve
  • Thanksgiving Day
There is a 3-hour minimum for each officer and/or sergeant.
  • 5-9 officers require 1 sergeant
  • 10-14 officers, require 2 sergeants
Policy
The officers are at all times subject to the policies of the City of Palm Beach Gardens and the rules and regulations governing employees of the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department (PBGPD). A customer has no authority over police personnel and is restricted to providing only a general assignment of duties to be performed by the officer. Those rules never supersede PBGPD policy or procedures and employers of the extra-duty officers should be so advised. Extra-Duty officers remain under the exclusive control of the department and are accountable for strict adherence to department rules and regulations. Any conflicting rules of employers of extra-duty officers will be disregarded. The officer shall refuse to perform any duties deemed to be in conflict with the guidelines established by the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department. As determined by the department, officers may be recalled from extra-duty to on-duty status.

This permit is for law enforcement work only and does not exempt customers from obtaining other necessary permits for this event.

The City of Palm Beach Gardens Police Department is not obligated to provide extra-duty services. A permit will not be issued to any person, firm or organization whose offices, members, business or operations are questionable or for any event of a potentially compromising nature.

The Palm Beach Gardens Police Department officers are not permitted to receive cash from customers for any reason whatsoever.

For further information please contact the extra duty coordinator at 561-799-4522.