Is it legal for an active police officer in NJ to work on the side

Is it legal for an active police officer in NJ to work as a law enforcement consultant while off duty

Asked on May 4, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It is "legal" in the sense that no law prevents moonlighting like this. However, iif t is against either the officer's union contract or against his/her police force's rules, he or she can't do this: employment (including union) contracts may restrict the right to other or secondary, etc. employment, and an employer, including a police force, can put out rules about whether (and, if so, in what capacities) their employees can work at other jobs or businesses.

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