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Chief’s Overtime

Chief’s Overtime (COT) is a service provided by the City of Albuquerque Police Department’s third-party vendor.

The program allows customers to hire officers for security, traffic, escorts, and VIN inspections (VIN Inspection form). The Program is funded through fees charged by the vendor. We do not accept assignments that require police escorts for a funeral, or any private events (weddings, birthday parties, etc.), or any event that serves alcohol (unless city-sponsored). All requests must be approved by APD and paid in advance. There is no guarantee of fulfillment.

If you are interested in hiring an officer through Chief’s Overtime, please follow one of the four links below.         

  1. If this is a special event* please visit our Special Events Permitting page.
  2. If this is a film request, please visit our Film Permits page.
  3. If this is a VIN Inspection request, please call 505-768-2300.
  4. If 1-3 do not apply or the special event or film permit request was submitted, please visit our Hire an Off-Duty Police Officer page.

*The City of Albuquerque's Event Permitting Process is designed to make recommendations and establish guidelines for events based on City ordinances, requirements, and regulations for events hosted by citizens, businesses, and organizations. These recommendations and requirements are intended to minimize impact on area residents, businesses, and organizations, and ensure the City's ability to provide emergency services to the public.

Off-Duty Management can be reached 24/7 at 505-498-0954.