How do I hire an officer or traffic agent?

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For most outside duty requests contact the Shift Commander at (203) 341-6010.  Requests after business hours, on weekends, or made close to the event date should be made to (203) 341-6000.  

Westport Police Officers and/or Traffic Agents can be hired to work outside employment for the following situations:

• Traffic Control
• Crowd Control
• Security Patrol
• Other appropriate assignments.

There is a set rate for officers regardless of rank. Persons or companies hiring police officers cannot request certain officers or officers of specific ranks. Every effort is made to accommodate requests for outside duty officers but there are times when staffing is not available. Vendors will be advised in a timely manner if a job cannot be covered. Coverage of a job request is not guaranteed.

Outside duty requests are subject to review by the Police Department and may be refused if the duties requested are not consistent with the policies and procedures of the Westport Police Department or against any laws or ordinances. 

PAY RATE 

$82.50 per hour (effective July 1, 2018)

Officers may not accept payment directly. All billing is done through the Westport Police Department and payment sent to the department for processing.

POLICE VEHICLES

$30.00 per hour 

Jobs for which police vehicles are requested and/or required will be billed in addition to the officer rate above. Request of a police vehicle does not guarantee that one will be assigned - each request will be reviewed to determine the need for a vehicle on a case-by-case basis.

MINIMUM HOURS

Work is scheduled for a minimum of two (2) hours. After the two-hour minimum work is scheduled at 1/2 hour increments. Construction work is scheduled for a four (4) hour minimum.

JOB CANCELLATIONS

Jobs may be cancelled by the vendor up to two (2) hours prior to the scheduled start time. Vendors who fail to do so will be billed for two (2) hours by the Westport Police Department.

SECURITY DETAILS WHERE ALCOHOL IS SERVED

At any function where officers are being hired for security purposes and alcohol is served or allowed will be required to hire a minimum of two (2) officers. Depending on the venue and the anticipated attendance more officers may be required.

JURISDICTION

Westport Police Officers and Traffic Agents may only perform the above duties within the Town of Westport.