Two off-duty police officers, who were working an “extra job” at Monaco, were outside the lounge. “The officers were in uniform and a marked [Atlanta police department] vehicle with its blue lights activated for visibility was parked nearby,” authorities said.
So, coppers having an extra job, sure. Your time is your own when you’re not on the clock after all.
People hiring coppers for crowd control and all that. Sure, this is normal, charges for public expenses to do with an event.
People hiring trained personnel – off duty coppers – privately to do event security. Sure, normal etc.
It’s this fourth one that jars a little. Private hiring for that private security of the off duty coppers – all fine so far – and yet they bring their uniforms and car along?
That’s umm, odd.
Something that would be interesting – in this let’s be nosy, not in an important one – sense.
So, the two off duty coppers. Do they charge different amounts for being there in security guard uniforms and police ones? Is there an overhead charge for the cop car? Who pays for the cop car’s gas to get there? Are we, that is, seeing the privatisation of the capital and running costs of the police department into the two cop’s pockets?