The Round Rock Police Department allows officers to work secondary law enforcement-related jobs during their off-duty time.
ALL REQUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL and must be submitted no less than 15 business days before the actual job date. If your event is less than 15 days in the future, contact us directly.
Round Rock Police Officers generally work off-duty jobs only within Round Rock city limits.
Please see our map here to determine if your event is within city limits.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-218-5512 for more information.
Please read the information below before filling out our application form.
COST OF OFF-DUTY SERVICES:
Effective March 1, 2023, the following rates apply to off-duty employment for Round Rock Police Officers:
- $87 per hour per officer with a two-hour minimum regardless of hours worked.
CANCELLATION FEE: The outside employer may cancel an off-duty assignment 24-hours before the event by contacting the coordinator during normal business hours at (512) 218-5512 or after hours at (512) 218-5515. If this cancellation is not made at least 24-hours before the date and time of the assignment, the outside employer will be responsible for compensation to the Department at the minimum number of two (2) hours for each scheduled officer.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES:
Payment is due to the City of Round Rock, and employers will be invoiced 30 days after the event. Officers are not permitted to directly accept monies under any circumstances. Payments can be made by check, money order, cashier’s check, or credit card, payable to the City of Round Rock. Payments made by credit card include a processing fee of 3.9%.
Before the Round Rock Police Department makes an off-duty job posting available to Officers, the person, business, or organization (hereinafter referred to as “Employer”) requesting off-duty services must acknowledge and agree to the following:
- Two officers are generally required per event. The two-officer minimum is non-negotiable for events involving the serving or sale of alcoholic beverages (an exception being religious ceremonies that involve the minimal consumption of alcoholic beverages – e.g., communion). The final number of officers required is at the discretion of the Chief of Police.
- The Round Rock Police Department will post this opportunity on our off-duty scheduling software – that DOES NOT guarantee that officers will choose to fill this role, and if no officers decide to fill this role, then off-duty services will not be provided.
- An Officer’s primary responsibility while working in an off-duty status is to enforce federal and state laws and municipal ordinances, to protect life and property, and keep the peace. Officers engaged in a secondary employment job will not refuse to assist any citizen in need and are subject to recall in the event of an emergency.
- This event does not involve the sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages as the primary source of income. It also does not involve services for bail bond agencies, investigative work for insurance agencies, collection agencies, attorneys, wrecker services, sexually-oriented businesses, pawnshops, or gambling establishments.
- Officer(s) will not be restricted from certain areas of the premises to which the public has access.
- Neither the location where the event is occurring nor the Employer requesting the off-duty Officer(s) is under investigation for violation of Federal, State, or Local laws.
- Officers shall not work for an Employer that requires the Officer to sign a hold harmless indemnity agreement as a condition of employment.
- Neither the Employer nor location seeking off-duty Officer(s) advocates hatred, prejudice, or oppression of any racial, ethnic, gender, or religious group or that disseminates defamatory materials.
If your event falls within the guidelines above, and you are interested in hiring an off-duty Officer for security or traffic-control services for an event, complete the form below.