Contract Duty

The Windsor Police Service (WPS) encourages and supports safe community events.  Upon a successful application by an event organizer the WPS will provide professional police services through our paid or Contract Duty program with certain limitations, including but not limited to: 

• All officers working in a Contract Duty capacity must, at all times, act in the accordance with the duties of a police officer 
  pursuant to the Ontario - Police Service Act (PSA) and in accordance to the Windsor Police Service Directive 791-05.

• Contract Duty services may be performed by off-duty police Constables and Sergeants based upon an evaluation of your
  event criteria and/or as deemed necessary by the Windsor Police Service.

• As a Contract Duty ‘employer’ you are not actually employing the police officer.  You are entering into a contract with the 
  Windsor Police Service and the Windsor Police Service Board to permit the officer to provide policing services to you in his
  or her capacity as a police officer.

• Police officers cannot work a Contract Duty event while in plain (street) clothes.  Officers working in a Contract Duty
  capacity must be attired in their full police issued uniform and equipment at all times

• Police officers ARE NOT permitted to act as a doorman or bouncer; the officer cannot receive or disperse cash or goods
  nor perform any other function not expressly authorized by the PSA and WPS policy. 

• In the event the (paid) use of a marked police vehicle is required for your event please be advised that all non-WPS
  members are expressly prohibited from riding in or being transported by a police vehicle for any reason.

• Police officers WILL enforce all applicable laws and statutes.

Special Paid duty functions are generally:
Community Events
Business Security
Traffic Control
School Events
Sporting Events
Wide Load Traffic Escorts


Requesting a Contract Duty Officer for Hire

Please find attached two (2) forms, which are required to be completed by you titled; Request for Contract Dutyand Memorandum of Understanding' (MOU).  You must submit both completed forms in order that we may process your application for contract duty officers.  You may tab through the electronic version including entering the number of officers requested and the hours in order to get an instant indication of the total cost to you.


Please submit a copy via email as soon as possible in order to facilitate a quick processing.  You must also submit a completed and signed copy of both documents to the attention of the: Windsor Police Service - Payroll and Contract Duty Clerk, prior to your event date or within 5 business days of submitting your application, whichever is sooner.

You may submit a completed and signed copy either in person, or by mail, or via fax to (519) 255-9880.

You will be notified via email when the position has been filled and the name of the officer(s) who will attend your event.  You will also be notified as soon as is practical if we are unable to accommodate your request.

 Please contact the Windsor Police Service - Payroll & Contract Duty Clerk if you have any questions or concerns at 519-255-6700 ext. 4202 or via email to




















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