In late September, Off Duty Management signed a contract with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) to assist with facilitating their School Safety Program. The Program funds over 300 schools to hire full-time school resource officers (SROs). A shortage of law enforcement officers across the state forced many school districts to cut back on the number of SROs in schools, but this new partnership with Off Duty Management will make it possible for these positions to be filled.
“We are excited to launch this innovative approach, the first of its kind in the country, and assist in the allocation of law enforcement officers on school campuses,” said Sherry Rowley, Founder and CEO of Off Duty Management.
Off Duty Management supports law enforcement agencies by providing the best technology, insurance, and administrative resources to assist officers in finding and working off-duty assignments. Arizona schools without a dedicated SRO will use the school safety officer (SSO) model. When schools request an SSO, police officers are notified of the request through the OfficerTRAK® mobile app. With the app, an officer can select, cancel, or trade jobs, clock in and out of shifts, share notes, and more. Off Duty Management pays officers the following week for their off-duty work and protects officers, agencies, and ADE with industry-leading liability coverage.
Brian Manley, President of Off Duty Management and retired Chief of Austin, TX PD, stated, “As a career law enforcement officer, I am grateful that Off Duty Management is able to fulfill our mission to protect Arizona’s law enforcement community as they perform the critical job of protecting their children and school systems.”
Off Duty Management contracts with several Arizona law enforcement agencies, including Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, and Tucson. More than 33 school districts have opted to participate in the program. The contract runs through August 31, 2024.
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