Sac Sheriff

Off-Duty Program


Public hours:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday, (except holidays)

The Off-Duty Program is administered by the Sacramento Sheriff's Office. It allows citizens and businesses to hire deputy sheriffs for law enforcement services. Officers wear their sheriff's uniform and must abide by the practices, policies, and procedures of the Sacramento Sheriff's Office.

The policies of the off-duty program, as well as types of jobs that deputy sheriffs may not work, are outlined in the Off-Duty Program Policies and Guidelines.

Information and Application Sample

Costs for Off-Duty Deputies

Rates effective 07/01/23
Applicable Rank Hourly Officer Rate Hourly Administrative Fee Hourly Rate Without Patrol Vehicle Hourly Rate With Patrol Vehicle
Deputy $75.36 $15.00 $90.36 $107.39
Supervisor $82.89 $15.00 $97.89 $114.89
Manager $91.18 $15.00 $106.18 $123.18

Rates effective 07/01/24
Applicable Rank Hourly Officer Rate Hourly Administrative Fee Hourly Rate Without Patrol Vehicle Hourly Rate With Patrol Vehicle
Deputy $80.74 $15.00 $95.74 $112.74
Supervisor $88.81 $15.00 $103.81 $120.81
Manager $97.69 $15.00 $112.69 $129.69

*Rates are subject to change*

Process For Hiring Off-Duty Deputies

Thank you for your interest in the Off-Duty Program. To hire Off-Duty deputies, please email or call 916-874-5096. You will be asked to complete an Employer Application questionnaire. All information requested on the Employer Application must be completed. The information you provide will be used to draw up a contract for service. Our contract includes an indemnification agreement. Pursuant to state law, the Indemnification Agreement must be signed and returned before an off-duty officer can work.
Your signature on the Employer Application/Contract acknowledges receipt of the Off-Duty policies as well as confirms the date, day, and time the deputy(s) should be scheduled. If you do not receive a policy statement, please contact the Off-Duty Office. The basic cost per hour per officer, as well as any additional charges for equipment, if requested or required, will be added as outlined on the cost sheet.
The signed forms and fees must be received in the Off-Duty Program office at least ten business days prior to your event. Larger jobs, those needing five or more officers, require more than ten business days for scheduling. Contact the Off-Duty Coordinator for additional details.
Officers will not be scheduled until the signed contract and fees are received. The total amount due can be found in the Employer Application/Contract. Please make your check or money order payable to the “Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office”. We cannot accept cash or credit card payments.
Mail your check and the completed forms back to the Sheriff’s Office at the address below. You may also drop them off during regular business hours, 8:00AM-4:00PM Monday-Friday, excluding County holidays.
Please call the Off-Duty Work Coordinator at 916-874-5096, if you have any questions.
Mailing Address
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office
Off-Duty Employment Program
4500 Orange Grove Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841-4205

Program Policies and Guidelines

  1. Deputies can perform law enforcement functions only.
  2. The liability coverage provided by the County does not extend to activities that are other than a law enforcement function.
  3. No job can begin until the Indemnification Agreement and the Employer Agreement are signed and returned to the Off-Duty Office.
  4. Our minimums are three (3) continuous hours per officer Monday through Thursday, and four continuous (4) hours per officer Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
  5. We require a forty-eight (48) hour notification in order to cancel a job/contract. If sufficient notice is not provided, the employer will be responsible for paying each scheduled officer the required minimum.
  6. For officer and public safety, a minimum number of officers per number of attendees at an event is required. We make the determination of how many officers we will require if we accept the job. This is not a negotiable figure. In addition, if we receive information that greater numbers of people are expected than was first anticipated, additions will be made in the number of officers assigned.
  7. Any time more than four officers are required for an event, the fifth officer will be paid as a supervisor. (Examples: If an event requires five (5) officers, four (4) of these officers would be paid officer pay and one (1) would be paid as a supervisor. If an event requires fifteen (15) officers, three (3) would be supervisors and twelve (12) would be officers.) Note: Supervisors are hired as supervisors. If, for example, only four of the five officers assigned show up, the supervisor must still be paid as a supervisor.
  8. Any time more than four supervisors are required for an event, the fifth supervisor will be paid as a manager. (Example: If an event requires twenty-five (25) officers, twenty (20) of these officers would be paid officer pay, four (4) of these officers would be paid supervisor pay, and one (1) would be paid manager pay.) Note: Managers are hired as managers. If, for example, only four of the five supervisors assigned show up, the manager must still be paid as a manager.
  9. To ease communications, our staff will deal with one person as a primary contact. One alternate may be selected.
  10. All schedule changes are to be communicated to the Off-Duty Employment Coordinator, preferably in writing. Email (Initial requests and cancellations MUST be communicated in writing).
  11. Problems with the program or with a deputy should be communicated to the Off-Duty Employment Coordinator or the Off-Duty Employment Supervisor.
  12. Officers shall receive compensation for time spent on reports or any other activities resulting from their off-duty employment, including but not limited to report writing, booking evidence and arrests. Sacramento County will not be responsible for paying overtime to officers for any off-duty employment.
  13. All authorized off-duty jobs require the private employer's representative to first contact the department's Off-Duty Employment Coordinator (916-874-5096) with the initial job request. Officers not working in a departmentally sanctioned job are subject to not only disciplinary action, but leave both themselves and their employers open for possible private liability and worker's compensation lawsuits.
  14. For one time only jobs, Administrative Fees are due a minimum of 10 business days prior to the event. No job will be scheduled until all fees are received.
  15. For on-going, long-term jobs, a deposit is required before the job is scheduled to start. Thereafter, the Administrative Fees are due 20 days from the invoiced date. A job will be canceled when the account becomes 45 days delinquent.
  16. The Sheriff’s Office may, at its discretion, cancel any or all Off-Duty jobs at any time due to departmental conflicts.
  1. Jobs that are not in the unincorporated areas of Sacramento County (locations within the city limits or other counties, for example).
  2. Jobs requesting plain-clothes officers (refer to Penal Code §70).
  3. Jobs at commercial businesses, bars, or lounges, inside or outside, whose main source of income is derived from either a “cover charge” or from the sale of alcoholic beverages. (Includes sidewalk and parking lots when the commercial establishment is permanently licensed by Alcoholic Beverage Control).
  4. Mobile jobs where an unmarked, private vehicle would be used for patrol or transport. Only marked security vehicles may be used by deputies working off-duty.
  5. Jobs with armed private security. Note: In cases where officers work with unarmed security, private security officers are obligated to take direction from deputies.
  6. Jobs involving civil matters (domestic situations, labor disputes, union meetings, landlord/tenant disputes, etc.).
  7. Jobs requiring deputies to act in a “bodyguard” capacity.
  8. Jobs which constitute a conflict of interest on the part of the officers or the Sheriff’s Office.

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