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An off-duty employment application is required to hire off-duty deputies.  We offer 4 different applications depending on the need of the customer, as well as a V.I.P. contract for Dignitary Protection.  The forms are available in acrobat (except for the contract) or contact the Off-Duty Services Unit at 407-254-7408 to have one sent to you.  If you download the form from this site, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to view and print this form.  Please provide all information requested in all boxes.  Once the form has been filled out, fax to 407-254-7413 where the application will be reviewed by the Off-Duty Services Supervisor.

The Sheriff's policy is that applications be submitted in a timely manner.  It could take up to three (3) days to finalize the request for off-duty employment. Dignitary or V.I.P. Services require a four (4) day advance notice.  Payment to the deputy is expected at the end of the shift for short term jobs.  If you do not have a specific deputy in mind, the position will be posted agency wide to make it available to all deputies.  When a deputy is interested, he/she contacts the business/individual to obtain further information regarding the detail and inquire about paperwork necessary to secure payment for the detail.  We also have long term jobs which go over 31 days and is billed on a monthly basis.

Orange County Sheriff's Office charges an Equipment Usage Reimbursement Charge which is currently $5.00 per hour.  An invoice will be presented at the time of the detail and  payment should be sent to the Off-Duty Services Unit at the address shown on the invoice.

Your initials, as well as your signature, on the application indicates you acknowledge receipt of the guidelines implemented on the application.

HOA's must fill out the HOA information sheet with the application. Even if there is a management company involved, we need the names, addresses and phone numbers of the officers. We do not contact them; this is strictly for our database.  Types of job requests that are automatically refused are as follows:

  • Jobs involving civil matters (domestic situations, labor disputes, union meetings, landlord/tenant disputes, etc.  
  • Jobs that are not in unincorporated Orange County, unless a letter is provided by the local Law Enforcement Agency giving us permission to work in their jurisdiction.
  • Jobs requiring deputies to act in a “bodyguard“ capacity
  • Jobs which constitute a conflict of interest on the part of the officers or the Department.

Cost for off-duty services


Rates effective January 1, 2009 (include reimbursement charge and equipment usage, additional coordinator fees may apply) 

$35.00 /hour - four hours or more (minimum rate)

$39.00/hour - less than three hours

NOTE:  DETAILS THAT ARE LESS THAN 4 HRS IN DURATION AT A TIME ARE CHARGED AT A RATE EQUAL TO $4.00 HIGHER PER HOUR THAN THE AGENCY'S MINIMUM RATE

Holiday Rates 


The minimum hourly rate paid by the contracting company or other outside entity for off-duty services during New Year's Day, Easter Holiday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve shall be $40.00 plus a $5.00 reimbursement charge.

Dignitary Services/Personal Protection


The personal protection services rate shall be a minimum of $9.00 an hour more than the minimal hourly rate. Seventy two hours advanced notice required.

Courtesy Officer Job Responsibilities


We require that you provide a detailed list of the job responsibilities for a Courtesy Officer working your property.  These responsibilities must be reviewed and approved before a Deputy Sheriff can work a courtesy officer position.  Please fax the job requirements to 407-254-7413.  Thank you.