Hire an Off-Duty Police Officer

In order to efficiently respond to requests and manage the employment of off-duty police officers, The San Marcos Police Department has partnered with Off Duty Management to provide services related to hiring off-duty officers effective June 15, 2020.

You may request to hire off-duty police officers for security through the Off Duty Management web-based service, OfficerTRAK®, or calling the toll-free number below.

Off Duty Management provides the following to the vendor:
• Online access to information through the OfficerTRAK® software including:
            o  Job-status
            o  Officer attendance
            o  Field notes and media files
            o  Post orders and instructions
            o  Past and future shift information
•  Full liability coverage for the vendor, the agency, and the officer
•  24/7 vendor service
•  Dedicated point of contact for scheduling and invoicing
•  Officer payroll

Organizations that have recurring needs for off-duty officers can establish an account and schedule billing cycles with off-duty management.

Prohibited Off-Duty Employment*:
•  No employment whose primary source of revenue or primary service for sale or serving, transportation, delivery, consumption, or manufacture of alcoholic beverages.
•  Personal protection/bodyguard.

*PLEASE NOTE: the above list is not an all-inclusive and questions regarding permitted activity should be forwarded to Off Duty Management.


Title Total Hourly
Regular Rate $51.75
Traffic Rate $57.50
Funeral $143.75 Flat Rate
Supervisor Regular $63.25
Supervisor Traffic $69.00
Holiday Regular* $63.25
Holiday Traffic* $69.00
Emergency Regular** $63.25
Emergency Traffic** $69.00

2 Hours minimum per request.
48 Hours prior to the start of a shift is required.
A supervisor is required for 5 or more officers.

*Holiday Rates apply 12:00 am -11:59 pm on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
**Emergency rates apply when a request is received less than 48 hours prior to the start of the shift.
***A vehicle charge at the rate of $28.75 per hour for any request of service requiring a vehicle outside the city limits.

Cancellation policy:
Once an assignment has been approved and scheduled; vendors canceling or reducing assignments are required to pay the full ODM administrative fees for the first 24 hours of the original assignment. Vendors canceling or reducing assignments within 48 hours of the start of the assignment are required to pay the greater of officer hours worked or the agency minimum hours plus ODM administrative fees for the first 24 hours of the original assignment. (Admin fees depend on the coverage and can range from $3.75 - $9.00 per hour.)