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lfinest
06-21-2005, 04:47 PM
I have been looking around a number of the forums pertaining to law enforcement. As a newer officer, I am surprised to hear about the percentage of officers who have part-time jobs. I was wondering what types of businesses hire officers who have strange schedules like 5/3 work/off days and have court appearences on their days off?? Where do a lot of these officers work?

fedcop64
06-21-2005, 07:27 PM
Private security doing concerts or hotel security or mall security. You would be surpprised where we get jobs from.

KapsFB
06-22-2005, 04:22 PM
Private security doing concerts or hotel security or mall security. You would be surpprised where we get jobs from.
Others can include; school events (games, dances, etc); business (7-11's, movie theatres, shopping malls, construction sites); special events (carnivals, parades, etc). Depending on where you are, there might even be requirements for some businesses/events to have such security. Check your local ordinances. Ours also specifically allows off duty Police Officers & Deputy Sheriffs to engage in such details.

joru123
06-22-2005, 10:10 PM
What if its not in your jurisdiction, can you still make some good money doing those kinds of things?

KapsFB
06-22-2005, 10:19 PM
What if its not in your jurisdiction, can you still make some good money doing those kinds of things?
I severly doubt it. We don't. Your authority only is good in your jurisdiction. Maybe a "security" job (not involving police powers) but that's a stretch. Most agencies will have difinitive policies regarding outside work.

pkagel
06-24-2005, 04:48 PM
When I was with a company working in NJ the building I was working at hired all off duty officers to provide the security for the building. I saw officers, in uniform, from all the surrounding cities working the building but for some reason, non from the local force. I don't know how jurisdiction works in NJ but it was an observation.

me ofc
06-25-2005, 11:17 PM
check your policy my department does not allow outside work that they deem a conflict of interest. IE bouncing.i am currently a Probation Officer, i am not allowed by policy to work as a police officer. I know guys who had to give up even there part time commission to the SO in the area.

always check first to see what tyoe of work is allowed

edg103
07-16-2005, 01:53 AM
I spent 4 years living (nearly) free working at an apartment complex. Got, on average, 1 call a month for people being too loud in the pool overnight (among other things in the pool :eek: ). Now I live in a house but have a steady bank job on my days off. Get paid to play on the internet and watch movies on the DVD. Took me a while to find such a cake job and intend on keeping it as long as I can.

edg103
07-16-2005, 01:56 AM
Another hint-stay away from road construction jobs. They may pay more, but they're a real pain in the ***!

ufresdave
08-11-2005, 01:51 AM
Road construction details are the sh*t! 35/hr to sit in your car (with AC) and watch a dvd. come on. On a side note, the dept i work for has a deal set up with the local sonnys restaurant; every nite, 1 officer has to come and escort the waitresses out to their cars and make sure everyone leaves safely. They get a free meal and $40.00. Not a bad gig. Stay safe.

edg103
08-11-2005, 09:20 AM
Depends on where the job is. Yes, sitting on the freeway in you car watching DVD's all day (or night) is easy. What I was talking about is the smaller jobs on city streets that require traffic control. That sucks! Especially here in southeast Texas where from May-September it 90+ and 110% humidity.

That Guy
08-11-2005, 03:25 PM
That sucks that so many cops have to take second jobs to make ends meet. It really comes down on how you spend your money and what is more important to you. But it sucks thay the pay isn't the worth.

TGY