No. We Can’t Just “Eliminate” Off-Duty Police Work

There is a recent news story making its way around the law enforcement community regarding off-duty police work and its potential elimination. While this account solely focuses on one police force, the issues brought to the surface are illustrative of the misconceptions commonly associated with the topic of off-duty work as a whole.

No. We Can’t Just “Eliminate” Off-Duty Police Work

The Department of Justice Weighs in on Secondary Employment

In 2011 the U.S. Department of Justice released an investigative report of the New Orleans Police Department.  Among numerous areas that required improvement, the report stated that “there are few aspects of NOPD more broadly troubling than its paid detail system". 

The Department of Justice Weighs in on Secondary Employment