Hire a Pay Duty Officer

Off-duty police officers are available for hire to provide police presence for a range of functions. Pay Duty Officers will also provide the timely notification to the Police Communications Centre for the timing of any special effect activities that may cause public alarm.



Contact Information

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays)

Paid Duty Office

During Business Hours ONLY

(905)-579-1520 Ext. 4352

Email: payduty@drps.ca


Any inquiries outside of business hours to be directed to the Division involved. Upon connecting, please ask to speak with On-Duty Staff Sergeant or Sergeant

West Division


(905)-579-1520 Ext. 2521

Central West Division


(905)-5791520 Ext. 1836

Central East Division


(905)-579-1520 Ext. 5100

East Division


(905)-579-1520 Ext. 1687

North Division

North Durham

(905)-579-1520 Ext. 2672


General Terms

  • Advanced at least one-week notice is requested. Short notice requests will be scheduled based on officer availability and any request within 24 hours of the date of the request will be charged a fee of $50.80 + tax. We will make our best efforts to fill all pay duty requests, but there is no guarantee.

  • Cancellation of pay duty assignments must be received at least 24 hours in advance. Email notification is required. Cancellations received after that time, will be subject to a three-hour minimum per officer and the administrative fee.

  • Events must be held within the Durham Region.

  • Alcohol-related events require a minimum of two officers.

  • The number of officers required for an event/function will be assessed according to the nature of the pay duty.

  • Officers assigned will be in full uniform only (no plain clothes).


Available Functions

  • Civic or community events (Indoor/Outdoor)
  • Concerts
  • Funerals
  • Grand openings
  • Municipal activities and requirements
  • Private functions
  • School events
  • Sports events
  • Traffic control
  • Road construction
  • Parades
  • Festivals
  • Dances
  • Traffic escort - wide/oversize loads (may need to provide permit)
  • Film productions, including traffic control and access/perimeter security related to public safety.


Prohibited Functions

  • Private policing to a premise with a permanent liquor licence approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to offer the sale and service of liquor, where the primary purpose of the premise is the sale of alcohol.

  • Tactical Support Officers and/or regular pay duty officers to supervise special effects functions, explosives, pyrotechnics, tactical and firearms.


  • Please note, a three hour minimum charge applies for all officers and vehicles required for a pay duty.

  • A 20% Administration Fee will be charged, in addition to HST.

  • Any short notice request within 24 hours of the pay duty date requested will be subjected to an additional charge of $50.80 + tax.
  • $100 minimum (for three-hour duty) with $38.00 an hour thereafter for police cruiser, subject to availability.

    Hourly Rates (All Fees Subject to Change Without Notice)




    Staff Sergeant


    January 1, 2024





    July 1, 2024






    • Officers DO NOT accept cash at the time of the assignment.

    • Payment is due in full to the Durham Regional Police Service in advance of the requested duty. Payment methods include Credit Card, certified cheques, money order, and bank drafts.
    • Visa, MasterCard will be entered onto the “Pay Duty Request & Terms of Agreement” form


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