Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 570-9-.02 - Approval

(1) Prior to accepting off-duty police employment, a sworn member must obtain permission from the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee. Requests for permission must be made on a form prescribed by the Department of Public Safety and must be sent to the off-duty employment coordinator. If the proposed employment conflicts with the sworn member's state employment or with any policy, rule, or regulation; of the Department of Public Safety or the State Personnel Board, the request shall be disapproved. Approval will only be granted if there is no conflict of interest, the proposed employment does not interfere with the sworn member's primary duties, and the proposed employment is within the duties and responsibilities a sworn member performs or is reasonably expected to perform as part of his or her job duties and responsibilities. The Commissioner or his designee has the discretion to approve or disapprove any request.
(2) If approval is granted, a copy of the request form marked "approved" shall be maintained by the off-duty employment coordinator. The off-duty employment coordinator shall provide notice to each approved employer.
(3) In the event a request is made for emergency approval to work off-duty police employment, oral authorization may be granted by the Commissioner or his designee. Emergency approval will only be considered when the request from the employer is made 72 hours or less prior to the date of the off-duty police employment. If oral approval is granted, a written request, as provided above, must be prepared and forwarded on the form prescribed by the Department, through the chain of command, within 72 hours of the approval being granted.
(4) Approval for off-duty police employment may be suspended at any time that a conflict is found to exist, the employment interferes with the sworn member's primary duties, departmental procedures are violated, or otherwise in the discretion of the Troop Commander or above, in consultation with the Georgia State Patrol Commanding Officer or Commissioner. During the course of the employment, the Department may make reasonable inquiries of a sworn member to ensure that no conflict or violation of the Department's policy exists.
(5) Approval for off-duty police employment may be revoked at any time at the discretion of the Commissioner.


Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 570-9-.02
O.C.G.A. ยงยง 35-2-3, 35-2-15.
Original Rule entitled "Qualifications" was filed on November 8, 1968; effective November 27, 1968. Amended: Rule repealed and a new Rule of same title adopted. Filed September 14, 1978; effective October 4, 1978. Amended: Filed August 5, 1982; effective August 25, 1982. Amended: Filed June 7, 1984; effective June 27, 1984. Amended: Rule repealed. Filed September 8, 1987; effective September 28, 1987. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Hours" adopted. F. Aug. 6, 1992; eff. Aug. 26, 1992. Repealed: New Rule entitled "Approval" adopted. F. Feb. 2, 1995; eff. Feb. 22, 1995. Amended: F. Jul. 2, 2013; eff. July 22, 2013. Amended: F. Oct. 7, 2016; eff. Oct. 27, 2016 Amended: F. Dec. 16, 2019; eff. Jan. 5, 2020.

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