Miami Beach Cops Made $300,000 Working Off-Duty for Nightclubs Before Chief Banned Practice

After Miami Beach Police Sgt. Mike Muley was caught drunk while working an off-duty assignment at Mango's last month, new Miami Beach Police Chief Dan Oates responded with a harsh edict: Beginning this month, MBPD cops are banned from working nightclub security jobs. The union balked, complaining that banning the jobs would make clubs less safe. Their resistance, they said, had nothing to do with the money.

But how much cash will Beach cops lose under Oates' new policy?

A New Times records request has found that 80 Miami Beach Police officers earned a combined $377,090.50 from off-duty nightclub work from July 21, 2013, to July 21, 2014.

The top-grossing officer was Jerome Berrian Jr., who earned $27,877 in the 12-month period working details at Wet Willie's, Nikki Beach, and Story. Two other officers, Eric Schultz and Omar Marrero, took in more than $20,000 each from the assignments, and a dozen others, including Sergeant Muley, earned more than $10,000. Officers were paid $38 an hour for security work at the clubs (the total off-duty amounts also included some income for coordinating security); on holidays they earned double — $76 an hour. This past New Year's Eve alone, Berrian took in a whopping $1,254 for a 16.5-hour shift at Nikki Beach.

Sgt. Alex Bello, the head of MBPD's police union, maintains that officers oppose the policy on safety grounds. Cutting the off-duty assignments, he says, will make clubs more dangerous and cost taxpayers more because on-duty officers will have to answer more late-night calls.

"What we've seen now in this last week is an increase in calls of service," says Bello, who earned $2,100 himself in the past year from off-duty work, mostly coordinating security at Story. "If there would have been officers there, then that would not have been a drain on our resources."

Regardless of the amount of money cops made protecting nightclubs under the old system, taxpayers should be more worried about their own bills rising under Oates' policy, Bello says.

"The bigger picture," he says, "is residents should be concerned that they're now paying for officers to respond to these calls when that should be something that the business owners should be handling."

 
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jaytoolman92
jaytoolman92

I wonder what the law is for police working 2 jobs. It seems like it would make more sense for that police officer to work his other job at this point. I wonder if there is any legal action they can take to keep their right to work two jobs. http://mlrsonline.org/home.html

schotzi93
schotzi93

I am the wife of Aurora Colorado Police Officer and your Police agency just hired the Devil and everything that I am reading that he has done especially in such a short time, I am NOT shocked I thought at least it would be more than six or eight months that he would start changing everything about your police agency turning it upside down to where he only benefits or has the admiration to look like a chief doing awhile job while in turn he wants to remain at the top he'll make sure that the patrol officers pay keep low. OATES is a politician he is dangerous to any POLICE agency I even read that ex Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, once stated that Oates will charm you while stabbing you in the back.

Daniel Oates has preyed upon my husband and my family and for years he has put us through hell,my husband believe in himself and fought all the way plain OATES game when we just wanted to be left alone once my husband was cleared, clear, cleared, cleared from his shooting which OATES felt that he was not cleared what does this tell you about this man. I speak for the City of Aurora, the police officers, and some of the city employees staff and you have to trust me on this, that we are most delighted and thankful that this evil man is gone his narcissistic controlling ways us terrorizing a police agency it already has been done, and all I can say for your agency is get him out as soon as you can, I would recommend the "no confidence plan" I cannot tell you enough that he will change policies and procedures like as his Bible. He truly believes he is above the law and above God. He was in cahoots with the aurora sentinel paper fashion police officers and their lives and he was in cahoots what I would say the worst part aurora staffing by letting him get away with all that he did and now its too late. I heard rumors that they're taking their very sweet time I'm hiring a new police chief they don't want any replicas of a Daniel Oates and I'm sure they're going to look for more qualities and someone who actually was on the streets as a patrol officer and extreme background check.

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Off-duty police should not be allowed to work at Tow Company.  Who cares if Towing Bill of Rights allows payment by credit card. The tow company demands cash and off-duty officer  facilitates that.



Citizen
Citizen

Pay me a little more, and I'll do a little more; pay me a little more than that, and I'll do a little less.


sajones
sajones

what a joke to use the argument that crime goes up or the police resources would not be needed if these off duty police officers, who use taxpayer resources, where working at the club.  These off duty officers STILL have to call police for backup or to arrest and transport law breakers.  I applaud the police chief and hope he continues to clean up a lot of the below standard police officers working for the agency!

voxveritas
voxveritas

This is a huge conflict of interest. I would rather my tax dollars go to paying honest cops doing honest work for their community, then a bunch of greedy fat pigs who are only interested in fattening  their own, already overpaid wallets.


You don't think cops who whore out their badges and authority that
we give them, in order to make sleazy cash on the side, are not going to have a conflict of interest? Say one club that pays them and another club the doesn't both call the police, who you think is going to get first response? 


This is nothing but a gangster protection money racket, that completely undermines the public good. If these cops want to make more money, the should work on being better cops, and not abusing the authority we give them to whore out protection money on the side.


I support the new chief, Dan Oates is a no nonsense, take no shit cop from the streets of New York, were real cops fight real crime.  Unlike these greasy, pathetic, murdering, drunkin' joyriding, underage girl raping, drug dealing, scum-sucking gutter trash, know as the MBPD. 



 
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