Are You Addressing the Four Essential Features of Off-Duty?

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While off-duty is second to an agency’s on-duty commitments, off-duty programs do play an important role for the agency, officers and the community.

Off-duty has four essential components that are easy to administer with the right tools:

Scheduling and Coordinating is often the first pain-point agencies think about when it comes to off-duty - particularly as community requests start to increase. Coordinators can spend upwards of 8 hours a week scheduling officers and filling jobs. That’s a whole workday.

Invoicing and Payments present a great opportunity for improvement especially for agencies that currently don’t use managed services or off-duty tools. Without an electronic invoicing and payment system, an agency likely can’t accept credit card payments, leaving the vendor to individually write checks to all officers they hire.

Compliance and Transparency is increasingly important in off-duty to make sure officers aren’t working too much and that they are adhering to policy. Robust and accessible documentation is at the heart of off-duty visibility.

Insurance is important to making sure officers get the coverage they need if an off-duty incident occurs. However, agency workers’ compensation doesn’t always carry over into off-duty jobs if the officers are working as 1099 contractors.