Off Duty Police Officer Work Request

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Officers employed by the City of West Des Moines are available to work assignments for members of the public and organizations as needed to provide additional police services. To request an officer, please fill out this form and verify that the requirements for hiring an officer will be met prior to the work being available for assignment to officers. Listed below are the requirements set by the City of West Des Moines (the City) and the West Des Moines Police Benevolent Association (WDMPBA) for employment of off-duty officers.

  • Each officer shall be paid at a rate of $50.00 per hour with a three (3) hour minimum for each job as set forth by WDMPBA.
    • Officers working off-duty during any of the following holidays shall be compensated at a rate of $75.00 per hour for the length of the job: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.
    • Employers may opt to offer higher rate of pay based on demand, urgency, time of day, or event type, however the minimum rate is set forth above.
  • Payment is expected to be received at the conclusion of the job, directly to the officers, unless other arrangements are made prior to the start of the job, as indicated below.
  • If an employer cancels a job after the assignment window, the employer is responsible for a three (3) hour payout to each off-duty officer assigned to the job.  The assignment window is defined as noon (12:00 PM) on the third day preceding the job until the start time of the job.
  • Once the off-duty officer(s) arrive(s) at the job location, the officer shall be compensated for the entire agreed upon or contracted time.
  • Officers are not allowed nor expected to participate in any activity which is not police related in nature.
    If a work request cannot be filled by a City of West Des Moines Police Officer, the job may be offered to officers of a neighboring jurisdiction.  This will be facilitated by West Des Moines Police personnel, unless specifically declined.
  • A good faith effort will be made to fill the requested job position(s), but neither the City nor the WDMPBA are under any obligation to fill the positions requested.

 Questions may be directed via email to offduty@wdm.iowa.gov or by phone at (515) 222-3335

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Prospective Employer or Business Name as Applicable

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Contact Person - Name, Phone Number, and Email Address

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Contact Person - Name, Phone Number, and Email Address

Please describe the type of event.  Examples of types of events include birthday parties, dances, gatherings, celebrations, and other gatherings where a police presence is requested.

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Event Site - Name and Address

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Event Site - Name and Address

Event Information

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Event Information

Please provide any additional information that would be helpful for scheduling the officer. This may include complex schedules for multiple officers starting and ending at different times.

Please attach any documentation that will expedite the processing of the request for police officer services.

By clicking the submit button, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to comply with the conditions and requirements as listed for hiring a police officer to work in an off-duty capacity. I understand that a representative of the department will contact me via telephone or email during normal business hours to confirm the requested service.

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