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.

  • Advanced booking is required. At least one-week notice is requested. Short notice requests will be scheduled based on officer availability. 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 will be assessed according to the nature of the pay duty.

  • Officers assigned will be in full uniform only (no plain clothes).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • $77 per officer per hour, with a three-hour minimum request.

  • $87 per Sergeant per hour, required when there is a need of four officers or greater. Sergeant requirements increase along with officer requirements.

  • $97 per Staff Sergeant per hour.

  • Administrative fee: 20%

  • $100 minimum (for three-hour duty) with $38.00 an hour thereafter for police cruiser, subject to availability.

Fees are subject to change without notice. For a full fee chart, click here.

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