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Hire a Pay Duty Officer

Hire a Pay Duty Officer:

Individuals, groups, or organizations planning a special event are able to request a Sarnia Police Service (SPS) Pay Duty Officer. Paid for by your organization, these officers provide a police presence and ensure the safety and support of your event. Please note when booking that there is a three hour minimum booking requirement.

When might I need a Pay Duty Officer?

 The list below includes examples of events or situations where Pay Duty Officers could be present:

  • Concerts,
  • Sporting events,
  • Traffic control,
  • Road construction,
  • Festivals,
  • Wide load escorts,
  • Film shoots etc.

Terms and Conditions:

The following terms and conditions set out by the SPS must be met before booking a Pay Duty Officer:

  • Events must be in the City of Sarnia
  • A three hour minimum per officer is required
  • Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance
  • The SPS cannot guarantee officer availability for all requests due to staffing and operational requirements
  • Advanced notice helps us fulfill each request
  • Partial hours are billed at the full hourly rate

The SPS reserves the right to determine the number of officers required for an event based upon a risk assessment. SPS will provide Pay Duty Officers once all parties agree and officers are available to fulfil the request.

Contact Information:

Please complete the Pay Duty Request Form and email it to: events@police.sarnia.on.ca

Incomplete forms may cause delays in processing your requests

For last minute requests, please contact: the on duty Staff Sergeant at 519-344-8861

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