Off-Duty Police Officers


When it comes to hiring security services, it is important to know that you are working with experienced, highly trained officers whose top priority is protection and safety. Because police officers are exposed to various security risks and threats, off-duty officers may be your best choice of private security. 

The off-duty police officers that IGG contracts are certified, trained professionals with sharpened skills for any situation. We believe some of the best security available comes from real policemen and women. Organizations seeking to hire off-duty officers for one-time events or continuous assignments can trust International Guard Services to provide well-trained and active-duty law enforcement.

Why hire an off-duty police officer?


Policemen and women go through a significant amount of training before they earn a badge, and their training continues as their careers progress. These professionals use their practice every day on the job, and they are constantly being reviewed to ensure they meet the standards of their department.

Before an officer is allowed to even wear a badge, they first need to complete their rigorous training, and they continue that training every single day throughout their career.

Further, since police officers must enforce the law, they naturally have a thorough understanding of the law. This knowledge can eliminate any potential problems that may arise when dealing with the public. This knowledge coupled with the ability to enforce the law will help you to feel more secure and ensure that your security needs are cared for.

Do not forget that police officers have credibility as law officials, the authority to use their training, and the ability to execute any necessary security measures safely and swiftly. They are motivated by crime prevention, prioritize public safety, and know how to react in an emergency. With their superior training and experience, police officers can do more to protect you and your business.

Does being off-duty change anything?


An officer being off duty does not change anything regarding their actions, demeanor or caliber. Officers are held to the same high standards and accountability as if they were on-duty.

Further, all off-duty police officers are assigned based on their training, experience and qualifications.  Police officers carry a commission with various agencies such as the City Police Department, Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff’s Office, Constables Office and the Department of Public Safety (State Police).

Do they need to be in uniform?


Our off-duty police officers do not need to be in their uniform, but they certainly can be! Depending on your needs, the off-duty law enforcement officer can be in plain-clothes, business attire, or in their law enforcement agency uniform.

IGS provides uniformed or plain-clothed officers on an on-going or as-needed basis for executive protection, traffic control, event security, employee termination security, security escorts, vehicle patrols, and much more.

Why choose IGS for your protection?


IGS contracts exclusively with commissioned active duty police officers to serve and protect your life, your business and your property. When you hire an off-duty police officer through IGS, you are guaranteed a law enforcement professional with the skills to handle difficult situations in a professional manner.

Our company has been built on three generations of security and law enforcement knowledge. With decades of experience under our belts, we are here to ensure that we provide our clients in Texas with the protection and security they need to feel safe.

Contact us for more information

We are here to answer any and all questions you may have regarding our security services. We are a licensed and insured company dedicated to arranging a security detail that best matches each client’s needs. Safety and security are what we do best, and we’re positive that we can satisfy your needs, whatever they may be. Contact us today for a proposal or free consultation!

Off Duty Police Officers FAQ

Does a police officer still have authority when they’re off-duty?

Absolutely! Being off duty doesn’t change the fact that the officer still has their badge and moral obligation to uphold and enforce the law. Police officers have the authority to perform lawful duties 24/7, regardless of whether or not they are on duty. If an off-duty officer encounters a dangerous situation, they still have the power to make an arrest. 

What are the benefits of hiring an off-duty police officer?

There are numerous benefits to hiring an off-duty officer, but here are just a few:

  • They are a visual deterrent; just by having their presence on site at your business can actually deter criminal activity.
  • They’ve received thorough training of both the law and how to properly enforce the law.
  • You receive the highest level of professionalism and respect when working with an officer.
  • If necessary, they can call for immediate backup from on-duty officers.

How do you know if we’re the right off-duty police officer company for you?

Do your research on the company you wish to hire. Get answers to the following questions:

  • How many years of experience do they have?
  • Have they provided security services similar to your needs / place of business?
  • Do they have positive reviews?
  • What’s the company’s hiring process?

Getting to know the company before you hire them is the best way to determine if they are the best fit for you!

How does a business benefit from having an officer on site?

Off-duty police officers can help diffuse any violence or confrontations that take place in a place of business. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) there exists four categories of workplace violence: criminal intent violence, worker-on-worker violence, personal relationship violence and customer/client violence.

Should any of these events occur at your place of business, an off-duty offer can take action to resolve the problem, including making an arrest, escorting an individual off the premises or using various negotiation tactics.

Ready to find out more?

We are here, and we can help. If you would like to learn more about International Guard Services or request our services, call us today at (281) 822-6700.