The Columbine Valley Police Department recognizes that there are appropriate private events and/or circumstances in which the organizers may be concerned for the safety and well-being of their guests, so they may request one or more off-duty police officers be present to keep the peace. As these events are outside the standard police services and protection provided to the public, the organizers will be charged the officers’ overtime rate to work the event.
Any citizen or organization wanting to hire a uniformed, commissioned police officer for law enforcement-related work should contact the Columbine Valley Police Department a minimum of two weeks before the event. The two-week notice allows time for all requests to be reviewed by the Chief of Police for approval and to get an agreement form signed. All off-duty assignments are on a voluntary basis; therefore requests received less than two weeks before the event date may not be approved due to insufficient time to arrange for an off-duty officer to be available.
Officers performing extra-duty assignments will do so in his/her official capacity as a police officer, in full uniform, with department equipment, including the use of an official patrol vehicle. Please be advised that the officers will be required to follow departmental policies and procedures and will enforce all applicable Colorado State law and Town of Columbine Valley ordinances while dealing with any possible activity or incidents that occur at or in connection with the event.
The hourly rate for an off-duty officer is $35. There is a three-hour (3-hour) minimum charge for each officer.
A completed application/agreement form is needed to start the process. Payment is required in advance at the time you submit your written request for an officer. Cash or check only please. Please submit your completed application/agreement and payment to Columbine Valley Police Department.
To start the process, please contact the Columbine Valley Police Department at 303-795-1434.