Detroit police officers can now moonlight as security guards or take other off-duty jobs while wearing their uniforms and using squad cars.

The Detroit City Council voted 5-3 on Tuesday to establish a secondary-employment program for off-duty police officers -- an idea discussed for more than a decade. Many officers already work as security guards, but don't wear their police uniforms on those jobs.

Under the ordinance, employers pay the hourly rate an officer earns, plus a $2-per-hour fee to cover the city's costs to administer the program. Officers can't work more than 30 secondary hours per week and can't have any disciplinary violations.

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