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Police and Fire Department Off Duty Rates and Fees

Attention: Film and Entertainment Production Companies
Please note the following important change to the costs of off-duty Miami-Dade Police and Fire Officers working on all film, television, commercial advertising and still photo productions. The rates for Off-Regular-Duty Police Services that will be reflected in your billings are as follows:

Rates for Off-Regular-Duty Police Services
Production Companies must submit a completed W-9 form for Off-Regular-Duty Police Requests.  
Click here for W-9 form.
New Rates Per Hour Effective July 1,2015
Classification Regular Off-Duty Rates Holiday Off-Duty Rates
Police Officer $46.25 $92.50

Reserve Officer

$35.75 $71.50


$49.00 $98.00


$51.75 $103.50


$54.50 $109.00
  Additional fees
Marked Police Vehicle $0.575 per mile or $4.00 per hour, whichever is greater
Helicopter $500.00 per hour
Airplane $125.00 per hour
Canine $8.00 per dog per day
Boat $45.00 per hour
Air Fills (Divers) $3.50 per dive
Motorcycle $0.575 per mile or $4.00 per hour, whichever is greater
All Terrain Vehicle $2.00 per hour flat rate

The above rates include labor, fringe benefits, and direct cost for processing Off-Regular-Duty Police Services. The rates may be adjusted annually for the prevailing fringe benefit rate and every two years to reflect the national consumer price index rate of inflation.  

As approved by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, the rates for Off-Duty Fire and Rescue Services are as follows:

Rates for Off-Duty Fire and Rescue Services

New Rate Per Hour

Chief Fire Officer


Special Event Coordinator












Lifeguard 2


Lifeguard 1


Civilian Inspector


Beach Manager


Civilian (Overtime Rate Only) Dispatcher


The rates charged to the vendors include the prevailing rates for social security (FICA/MICA) and Special Risk Retirement.

Rates for Equipment

Hourly Rate





Rescue Truck


Motorcycle Unit


Rescue Cart


Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB)


Personal Watercraft (PWC)


Bicycle Unit


NOTE: The above costs are only an estimate for your event. Any permit related inspection costs (tents, stages, etc.) and/or other related firewatch and rescue standby related costs will be borne by the vendor. Required permit inspections must be completed before occupying or use. After hours or weekend inspections will be billed at a rate of $50.00 per hour with a minimum 4-hour charge.