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Request a Paid Duty

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What is a paid duty?

Paid duty officers work off-duty to perform policing duties for individuals or organizations outside of the police service. These officers are assigned directly by the police service, and may be requested to serve a variety of functions.

Examples of paid duties include traffic management, funeral escorts or security at events or in commercial businesses.

How to request a paid duty officer

During business hours

To request a paid duty during business hours, follow the “Request a Paid Duty” link below and follow these instructions:

    1. Login or create a new account.
    2. Select the duties requested. When selecting “banquet” or “traffic/construction”, ensure to attach the traffic control/protection plan.
    3. Select the date and hours requested.
    4. Provide any additional instructions for attending officers and provide as much detail as possible related to the request. Attach any relevant permits or documentation.
    5. Submit the request.

Request a paid duty

Outside business hours

To request a paid duty for the next business day, outside of business hours, fax the Paid Duty Request Form or the Funeral Paid Duty Request Form to the policing district in which the paid duty will be performed.

Paid duty requesters should follow up by contacting the district directly to ensure the request was received.

Receiving a response

York Regional Police will review all paid duty requests within two business days. Payment is required in full prior to the requested paid duty date.

Please note: Due to traffic flow and volume at certain locations, York Regional Police may assign additional officers to fulfill the paid duty request.

Funeral escorts

When planning a funeral procession, please select a route that does not include intersections equipped with red light cameras. If an officer cannot be seen within an image captured by a red light camera, all vehicles proceeding against a red light will be considered to have committed an offence and notices will be issued to the vehicle owners.

Cancellation terms

Cancellation requests must be received no later than 24 hours before a paid duty shift is scheduled to begin. Failure to submit a cancellation request by this time will result in billing for three hours at regular rates for each officer originally requested, or four hours if cancellation occurs within one hour of the requested shift.

A paid duty shift cannot be rescheduled within 24 hours of the requested shift time. In this instance, applicants will be required to cancel the original request and above fees are applicable.

To cancel during business hours, contact the Paid Duty Unit at 905-830-0303 ext. 6085. To cancel outside business hours, contact the district directly. Provide your email address to the officer at the district. If cancelling more than one shift, please provide start times for each shift.