Special Events and Permits Coordinator

Special Events

The Special Events Coordinator acts as the department liaison to citizens and businesses requesting extra-duty police officers for private security purposes and issues permits for parades, pickets, block parties and open air events. In addition to these duties, the office prepares and coordinates all special event plans for both on and extra-duty employment, manages overtime signups for patrol augmentation, creates event plans and organizes post assignments for such events as the Dixie Classic Fair, The National Black Theatre Festival, dignitary visits, as well as numerous special events occurring in the city such as runs, walks, parades, cycling events and others.

During the calendar year of 2015, both on-duty and extra-duty officers were assigned to work 179 permitted events. This office assisted in the management of 25,665 extra-duty jobs/shifts worked by 471 participating officers, totaling 81,216 extra-duty work hours.

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