OFF DUTY OFFICE
The Off-Duty Employment Office supervises all off-duty police services provided by the Department. Second only to the on-duty operations of the Department, the Off-Duty Employment Office is perhaps the most visible Department operation. Personnel assigned to this section conduct inspections of off-duty employment activities and process the billing for employment of off duty officers. The presence of off-duty officers not only reduces crime through increased police visibility but also enhances the law enforcement capabilities of the Department.
Contact the Off-Duty Office;Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pmPh (305) 673-7823Fax (305) 673-7854
How do I request an off-duty officer?
All requests for off-duty officers are made by contacting the Off-Duty Team either in writing, email or by telephone, (305) 673-7823. Office hours are 8AM-4PM Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays). If calling after hours, please leave a message.
What are the types of Off-Duty Details?
Temporary Off-Duty DetailsTemporary off-duty details are short term, non-repetitive off-duty details, usually occurring on short notice.
Cancellation of an off-duty detail must be received by the Off-Duty Team at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the start of the detail.
Failure to provide twenty-four (24) hours advance notice of cancellation will result in the employer being responsible for payment of the four (4) hour minimum for each employee scheduled.
Permanent Off-Duty DetailsPermanent off-duty details are repetitive, involving the same employer.
Requests for permanent off-duty services are made by submitting a “Permanent Off-Duty Police Service Application” form to the Off-Duty Team. Applications may take up to two months to process.
Permanent Off-Duty Police Service Application - Click Here for PDF
Special Event Off-Duty DetailsSpecial Events are infrequent, one time or annual events, which require a City permit and may involve large numbers of people and the use of City property, streets and/or parks.
You are required to contact the Cultural Arts and Tourism Department for a Special Event City permit prior to requesting off-duty details. www.eventsmiamibeach.com (305) 673-7577
Still photography/Film requests for Off-Duty ServicesStill photography/Film employers requesting off-duty services shall have a valid permit on-site that has been issued by the City’s Film and Print Office. www.eventsmiamibeach.com (305) 673-7577
What is the cost for hiring an off duty officer?
Off Duty police Rates Effective Feb 2011
Credit Card Form - Click Here for PDF
The MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT is NOT obligated to provide off duty police services. Off Duty police services will not be approved to any person, firm, or organization whose officers, members, business, or operations are of a questionable nature; or for any event that will discredit the employee, police department or the City.
It is understood that, notwithstanding the fact that the applicant will pay the department employee(s) for services rendered and the City for administrative fees, department personnel will remain employees of the Miami Beach Police Department. The applicant is restricted to the general assignment of duties to be performed and has no authority over the police personnel.
It is further understood that a police officer performing off duty police services who takes police action falling within the purview or on the premises of the applicant shall remain in an off duty service status for the duration of time to complete the processing of such action. Any time beyond that originally contracted for which is used to complete the processing of the police action shall be paid for by the applicant. However, an officer taking police action outside the purview of the applicant, or off the applicant’s premises, will revert to an on duty status.