HIRING OFF-DUTY DEPUTIES

Deputies are available for private hire during their off-duty hours at the request of citizens, organizations and businesses. These deputies can assist the community by providing law enforcement services relating to crowd control, traffic control and security.

Deputies may be hired for the following:

  • Civic celebrations
  • Construction sites
  • Job safety
  • Private functions
  • Social events
  • Store sales events

*Sarasota County may require you have a permit for your event. Please check with Sarasota County Planning and Development Services to see if a permit is required.

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reserves the right to refuse or cancel off-duty work assignments that are in conflict with the law or values of the Sheriff’s Office. Furthermore, the Sheriff’s Office may recall the deputies for official duty when necessary for community safety.

Rates of Service

Rates current as of October 2013

 

Position

Public Service Aide (civilian)

Deputy

Sergeant

Lieutenant

Marked Vehicle (required for traffic related events)

Hourly Rate

$29.00

$35.00

$40.00

$44.00

$10.00

3 hour minimum – An employee can work less than 3 hours but must be paid for 3 hours

5 – 9 deputies require the hiring of a sergeant

10 – 14 deputies require the hiring of 2 sergeants and 1 lieutenant

 

Staffing Requirements

Based upon the size or type of event, the Sheriff’s Office may require additional deputies be hired to ensure the safety of deputies and civilians.

Procedure for hiring an off-duty deputy is as follows:

  1. Download the attached contract or contact Special Detail Coordinator June DeBiase at 941.861.4075 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the contract.
  2. Complete the contract and return to the office of the Special Detail Coordinator. You may fax a completed contract to 941.480.3345 or email a scanned copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. **NOTE** Requests submitted less than seven days in advance may not be completed.
  3. Upon receipt of the contract, the Special Detail Coordinator will contact you in order to verify the information and obtain specific details.
  4. Each contract must be approved prior to final acceptance through the Special Operations Bureau Commander or his/her designee.