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Secondary Employment and Special Events

​The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department authorizes its police officers to provide law enforcement related services; such as traffic direction and business security in exchange for a fee paid by the employer. Sgt. Alan McWhirter and Officer Robert Lyons coordinate Secondary Employment and Staff Sergeant Dave Minnich and Officer John Ruisi coordinate special events.

Secondary Employment
Sgt. McWhirter and Officer Lyons handle police staffing for all requests that do not involve a street closure, such as security or traffic direction for a business, shopping center, or homeowners association. The Secondary Employment Agreement will provide the necessary information for hiring an off-duty officer. The person acknowledging the agreement must check the box at the end of each section indicating that they understand and agree to the terms of the agreement. Make sure the application section of the agreement is complete and thorough to avoid delays in processing your request. You may also email additional documentation that may pertain to your request, such as; ABC permits, maps, plans, etc. Make sure you put the employer name at the top of each page.

The agreement can be faxed to 704-336-6892, or emailed to the Secondary Employment office at​ in order to process your request. We cannot address the approval of, or staffing level for your request until we have received this paperwork.

Secondary Employment Agreement/Application

For questions concerning acquiring or completing the agreement and application contact the Secondary Employment Office at 704-336-3229 or by email at Questions about staffing or availability for a particular secondary employment request cannot be addressed until the agreement and application have been submitted. If you are inquiring about your application or job by email make sure you put the employer name that was entered on the application in the subject line​.