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Off Duty Officer

Onsite Washington, District Of Columbia, US

date_range 27-Oct-2022

access_time Casual

Job Description

Metropolitan Police Officers employed by Events DC to serve at its venues (i.e., Entertainment and Sports Arena, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, RFK Stadium, DC Armory, Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square, and St. Elizabeth Hospital Campus) report to the chain of command of the Security Director or Security Manager.  They primarily support Security Operations personnel (Security Services and/or Transportation Services) and deter criminal activity at Events DC venues.  This role applies to day-to-day exterior and interior venue operations.  Duties may include securing and monitoring street activities, to include taxi and shuttle operations, ensuring vehicle operators comply with the Transportation Operations and Parking Plan (TOPP) and applicable District of Columbia regulations.  He or she may be asked to use enforcement tools to ensure compliance with parking regulations.  The Metropolitan Police Officer may be required to assist the dock supervisor in ensuring the security of loading dock operations.  Metropolitan Police Officers respond to emergency situations as required and may be asked to take reports for incidents/situations.  Metropolitan Police Officers may be required to inspect permits issued to personnel and motorists, directing each to authorized locations.  Metropolitan Police Officers anticipate, prevent, and act to protect employees and customers against disorder, unsafe conditions, and/or criminal activity on venue property.  All Metropolitan Police Officers are required to carry and monitor a venue-issued communications device (i.e., two-way radio). Officers will always comply with applicable Metropolitan Police Department General Orders.


  • Ability to demonstrate emotional stability during periods of tension and stress while carrying out assigned duties.
  • Ability to recognize emergency situations and direct prompt and effective corrective measures.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Good typing skills.
  • Good aptitude for accuracy.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, and public.
  • Ability to work in a fast multi-task environment.
  • Ability to stand for sustained periods of time.
  • Ability to move about on foot throughout the building.
  • Ability to professionally express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word with diverse clientele.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or logical in assignment.

  • Assists in management of the taxi lane, to include enforcement of unauthorized parking
  • In an emergency, may be required to take the appropriate public safety actions
  • Communicates with Security Operations (Security and Transportation Services) personnel on local police and fire department incidents that may impact the venue
  • May be required to use enforcement tools for traffic-related non-compliance including, but not limited to, illegal parking, bus idling, illegal parking, and jaywalking
  • May accompany dock leadership on inspections of loading docks to ensure compliance with venue policies and District of Columbia ordinances, to include “no smoking” and the proper storage of propane.
  • Assists in the inspection of permits, directing persons and vehicle operators to authorized locations.
  • May assist, as necessary, to mitigate issues involving disruptive or unruly guests, to include removal of persons from a venue.
  • Assesses and implements laws, regulations, and venue-specific guidelines regarding the possession of firearms by certain individuals.
  • Anticipates, prevents, and takes appropriate action to protect against criminal activity on venue loading docks.
  • Assists in the development of the security plan to maintain order and respond in the event of emergencies.
  • Participates, if needed, as part of the court and bench perimeter security team as prescribed by the venue and/or NBA league security requirements.
  • Participates, as required, as the MPD representative at all NBA game referee security briefings or other event security briefings.
  • May assist in securing areas occupied by talent, performers, VIP guests, etc. as required by the Director or Manager of Security.
  • Assists in the development and execution of any security related plans and responses, as appropriate.
  • Assists in the confiscation or recovery of contraband, as appropriate, during patron screening or other interactions.Disposes of contraband consistent with departmental requirements.


  • Active status in good standing as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a lead role, using independent good judgment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with all staff, show managers, in-house and external contractors.

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