Hiring off duty police officers is often required by the venue, city, or contractor that owns your project. However, there are other reasons to hire off duty police officers--even when you are not required to do so. First, off duty police officers can save you money! Yes it does cost money to hire the officers. But, how much more money would it cost if someone were injured or even killed on your job site? We are not saying that just because you have an officer on site that no one will be hurt or killed. However, having a fully uniformed police officer at your site or business is certainly a deterrent for illegal or unsafe behavior. Think about it. When you are driving down the road and see a police officer, what do you do? You slow down and follow the rules of the road. The same is true if you are in a public place and see a police officer. You act appropriately, and are careful not to cause a disruption of any kind. At least, that is how many people react when in the presence of a police officer.
Off duty police officers can also save you money by reducing your insurance costs, or perhaps maybe entitling you to a discount on your insurance, if the agent knows you will have the extra protection of a police officer on your site.
While hiring off duty police officers does cost something, you are gaining something in return and may even save much more than what is costs to hire the officer.
For more information on how you can save money by hiring an off duty police officer, call us today at 602-688-COPS!