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Secondary Employment

Secondary Employment/Hiring an Off-Duty Police Officer

Thank you for your interest in secondary employment of Aurora Police Officers. The following requirements apply to hiring an officer in a secondary employment capacity. For questions or concerns, please contact the below listed coordinators.

All jobs are required to be coordinated through the Secondary Employment Unit. It is a violation of police department policy to set up jobs directly with police officers, subjecting those officers to potential discipline.

Police officers must work in uniform. Generally, officers are not able to use city vehicles, or other unauthorized equipment, while working for an employer other than the city, however, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. The police department has sole authority to determine the number of officers required at a given venue – including supervisors.

Secondary employment is voluntary and officers are not obligated or compelled to work. The Aurora Police Department may, at its discretion, cancel any off-duty jobs due to departmental conflicts. Service recipients may voluntarily offer higher pay rates in an attempt to fill a job or ensure holiday coverage.

2024 Pay Rates (subject to change):

5+ business days’ notice - $70 per hour
3-4 business days’ notice - $75 per hour
0-2 business days’ notice - $80 per hour

Supervisor pay:
5+ business days’ notice - $85 per hour
3-4 business days’ notice - $90 per hour
0-2 business days’ notice - $95 per hour

Holiday pay:

$100 per hour for all city of Aurora recognized holidays
$110 per hour for supervisors (if applicable)

Road Construction Traffic Control:

$80 per hour for road construction related traffic control


All jobs require a three (3) hour minimum of pay per officer hired. Payment is to be made directly to the officer.

Cancelation procedure:

If a service recipient cancels less than 24 hours before the event is scheduled to take place, or fails to cancel, the 3 hour minimum is charged (each scheduled officer will receive 3 hours of pay at the specified pay rate). To cancel a planned job during business hours, notify the Secondary Employment Unit. To cancel after business hours, call the Aurora911 Communications Center at 303.627.3100 and request to speak to the Duty Lieutenant.


Police officers are not covered by city worker’s compensation while working for another employer. If you do not provide Workman’s Compensation or liability insurance for the officers, please indicate that on the request form above.


If alcohol is being consumed at the business or event, police officers will not be allowed to work without specific approval of the Chief of Police. Once the request has been submitted, the form is forwarded to the Chief for approval.

Secondary Employment Manager
Captain Jad Lanigan
[email protected]

Secondary Employment Unit
Lisa McKown
[email protected]

Lindsay Keating
[email protected]

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