Hiring Off-Duty Officers
The Boerne Police Department offers the opportunity to hire off-duty officers to provide security services for events that take place within the city limits of Boerne and are within department policy.
Officers work off-duty assignments on a voluntary basis. Therefore, there is no guarantee that your request will be fulfilled. Submit your request as soon as possible to allow enough time for the Records Division to process it. We ask that all requests be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
Please review all information on this page then complete the online Off-Duty Officer Request Form. If you have any questions, please contact the Records Division at (830) 249-8645.
Below are the hourly rates for hiring each type of off-duty officer. Payments are to be made directly to the officer(s) on the day of the event. Please note there is a three-hour minimum per request.
The Boerne Police Department is the sole determiner of how many officers are required for an event. Estimated number of attendees and whether alcohol is present are some of the determining factors in the number of officers required. For events involving alcohol, there is a two-officer minimum with no exceptions.
- Officer: $55/hour
- Supervisor: $60/hour
- Holiday Officer: $65/hour
- Holiday Supervisor: $70/hour
- Patrol Vehicle Fee First Hour: $40/hour
- Patrol Vehicle Fee Each Additional Hour: $10/hour
If more than four officers are required for an event, the fifth officer must be a supervisor.
The holiday rate will apply to the following days: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
Patrol Vehicle Fee
The Boerne Police Department is the sole determiner of whether a patrol vehicle is necessary and if so, how many are needed. The fee is assessed per vehicle. You will be billed after the event for the Patrol Vehicle Fee. This is a mandatory fee per City Ordinance 2017-82.
Contracts received within seven days, but more than 72 hours of the event will reflect an increase of $5/hour per officer. Contracts received within 72 hours of the date of the event will reflect an increase of $10/ hour per officer.
By hiring an off-duty officer(s), you agree that this is a binding agreement between you/your organization and the off-duty officer(s) that is assigned to your event. These officers take great pride in assisting in off-duty assignments and adjust their personal schedules to accommodate your event needs.
If you make changes to the assignment or cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled event, you are still responsible for the three-hour minimum charge to each officer you originally requested. You are the only authorized person who can make changes to or cancel an off-duty assignment. If an officer(s) is released early from an event and no advanced notice was given 48 hours prior, you are still responsible for paying the officer(s) for all hours they were scheduled to work.
Notice of Duty
While unusual, if the officer(s) working a security event witnesses a criminal event he/she will be required to take immediate action. This may take the officer(s) away from your event, if this does occur you would only be charged for the hours worked for your event. Also, an officer could be called back to work in times of emergency, (i.e., natural, or manmade disasters.) If your event is canceled due to a weather event, natural disaster, or an emergency that requires the officers to respond you will not be charged.