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Employing a Metro Police Officer In an Off-Duty Capacity

There are three methods by which a business may employ an off-duty Metro Nashville police officer. Below is a brief description of each option. For more detailed information about an option, click the appropriate option.

  1. Metro officers can be employed through a company licensed through the State of Tennessee as a Contract Security Company. Businesses and organizations can contract directly with these companies. Business can employ officers in uniform, however, officers are not permitted to drive or use their police vehicles when employed in this capacity. More information about employing officers through a Contract Security Company.
  2. Officers can also be employed by a business or organization that is registered with the State of Tennessee - Department of Commerce and Insurance as a Proprietary Security Organization. Businesses can register with the State and employ officers directly. Business can employ officers in uniform, however, officers are not permitted to drive or use their police vehicles when employed in this capacity. More information about employing officers through a Proprietary Security Organization.
  3. Officers can also be employed through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department's Secondary Employment Unit (SEU). This is the only method by which a business or organization can employ an officer with a police vehicle. Through the SEU, you may employ an officer with or without a police vehicle. More information about employing officers through the Secondary Employment Unit (SEU).