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Secondary Employment and Special Events

‚ÄčThe 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. Complete and sign the last page of the Agreement. The last page of the Secondary Employment Agreement and the application must 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. Make sure the application 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.

Secondary Employment Agreement

Secondary Employment 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.

After the agreement and application have been submitted Sgt. McWhirter or Officer Lyons will process your application and contact you with any questions they may have, and the disposition of your request. Make sure that you provide a good contact phone number and email address in your application to expedite your request. Sgt. McWhirter can be reached via email at  Officer Lyons can be reached via email at

Special Events
Staff Sgt. Minnich and Officer Ruisi handle all police staffing of special events that require street closings, such as parades, street festivals, charity walks, and foot races.  They will be assigned the event once you have submitted the Parade Permit Application to the City Department of Transportation. 

Staff Sgt. Minnich can be reached via email at or at 704-336-8889, and Officer Ruisi can be reached via email at or at 704-336-2505.