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Monday, March 2, 2015

Supplemental Police Employment

The Sacramento Police Department's Supplemental Employment Program has been around for over 20 years and has provided contracted uniformed police officers, on their days off, for special events, banks, grocery stores, nightclubs, or any other establishment that may require an individual with law enforcement experience.

There are several reasons why the hiring of a supplemental police officer may help your business. First is the visual presence an officer has. Criminals are less likely to target your business once they see a uniformed police officer standing guard. Additionally, several customers have voiced that they have felt safer when visiting an establishment that employed a uniformed police officer for security.

If a crime were to occur at your establishment, the officer is right there and able to address the problem immediately. Without the officer, you would have to rely on patrol services and that could take several hours depending on other priority calls for service. So it's a win win situation for everyone (well...not for the bad guy!). Officers that work supplemental employment usually work the same location for several years. Because of this, the officer establishes a strong working relationship with the employees and community members that visit your establishment and in turn, helps build up a strong relationship with the police department and makes it easier to problem solve if new issues arise.

The City of Sacramento is self insured and bonded. Because of this, businesses that contract for our police services are not required to purchase liability insurance. If supplemental officers are hired, we do require a 4 hour minimum, however we can schedule officers for as many hours desired 24/7. The current cost for the hiring of a supplemental police officer is $68.00 per hour.

Yes, I know what you're thinking...the hiring of supplemental police officers can be quite expensive but you have to ask yourself, how much am I willing to spend for the safety, security and quality of life for my customers, my employees and myself? The Police Department can bring resources that are unavailable to a private security company.

Our motto is "Customer Service." Our objective is to provide you with the best customer service possible. We will work with you to address your needs. If you are interested in hiring Supplemental Police Officers, please contact:

Officer Aaron Guglielmelli - 808-0703
Sgt. Arnel Aquino - 808-0708

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