AT A GLANCE Audit of police work
■ Supervisors often don’t know when and where cops are working offduty jobs.
■ Officers can end up working up to 112 hours per week under the current system, the equivalent of three fulltime jobs.
■ Dallas lags behind other cities in establishing firm controls for offduty police work.
■ The current policy can create a conflict of interest between department policy and what officers are asked to do by their offduty employers.
■ Limit offduty jobs to no more than 24 hours a week.
■ Implement oversight instead of leaving approval to individual supervisors, and ensure requests are submitted early.
■ Update the department’s general orders.