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Employing an Off-Duty Metro Police Officer Through the SEU

An option an organization has to hire an off duty Metropolitan Nashville Police Department police officer is to contract with the MNPD Secondary Employment Unit. This is the only hiring method to obtain a Metropolitan Nashville Police Department police officer with a police vehicle. Several criteria must be met before the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department will enter into a contract with an organization to hire an off duty police officer. The following information must be provided regarding the planned event or assignment:

  • A copy of any lane or road closure permits required from Public Works – Permits Office,
  • A copy of the Special Event Permit application which is required from Public Works,
  • A copy of the Parade Permit application which is required from the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department,
  • The number of officers and/or vehicles requested, which should be supported by an incident action plan provided by the MNPD Special Events Coordinator,
  • Submit an online application to enter into a contract with the MNPD Secondary Employment Unit specifying the duties, responsibilities, times, and locations concerning the secondary employment.

After a review and once a determination is made to approve the secondary employment request, the client is then required to enter into a contract with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. After a signed and notarized contract is received from the requesting client, it will be reviewed for approval by the appropriate Metropolitan Nashville Government office. The MNPD Secondary Employment Unit will advertise the assignment to all eligible Metropolitan Nashville Police Department police officers and schedule those on a first come basis. Those scheduled are considered working in an on duty status and paid through the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department reserves the right to require additional police personnel to include supervisors to staff events and assignments.