Hire an Officer
The Savannah Police Department recognizes that a number of officers engage in extra-duty employment as a legitimate means of supplementing their income. This program benefits the SPD, along with our jurisdiction, while placing the burden of the cost on the people who employ these officers. The SPD also recognizes that it has a responsibility to properly, and fairly, manage the program.
Businesses wanting to Hire an Officer
Businesses desiring to Hire an Officer to work in an extra-duty capacity should contact the Outside Employment Office. Officers shall only work for employers that currently have an SPD “Request to Hire a Police Officer” (SPD Form 99) on file with the Outside Employment Office.
The SPD Form 99 shall be completely and legibly filled out and signed by the prospective employer, prior to submission, for all extra-duty employment. The Form 99 must contain the complete legal name of the employing company and/or contact person, as well as the Employer’s Worker’s Compensation Insurance carrier name, accurate numerical address, policy number, agent, and accurate contact telephone number. The employer must initial and agree to the City of Savannah’s Cost Recovery Fees, which recover the cost of wear and tear on the officer’s uniform, vehicle, and other expenses incurred by SPD in permitting the officer to work in an extra-duty capacity.
Events that Require a Permit
Events that require a permit — such as a wedding in a Park or Square, run or walk event, public assembly, etc. — that desire to hire off-duty officers do not require a SPD Form 99 or Workman’s Compensation. The permitted event holder must still agree to the City of Savannah’s cost recovery fees, which recover the cost of wear and tear on the officer’s uniform, vehicle, and other expenses incurred by SPD in permitting the officer to work in an extra-duty capacity.
Please give us a minimum of 4 Working Days notice before your event to allow us to adequately staff the event.
To Hire an Off Duty Officer contact:
Extra Duty Office
Phone: (912) 525-2420
Fax: (912) 525-1743
The Outside Employment Office is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
*** OFFICER CANCELLATIONS – SPD requires 24 hr notice be made directly to the officer scheduled to work for your business / event if there is a need to cancel police services. This requirement is reduced to 4 hours notice ONLY in times of inclement weather. (I.E. – Rain storms)