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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Small Police Departments

Reference Number: MTAS-1199
Reviewed Date: 09/24/2021

Police departments with fewer than five total officers, including the chief of police, are exempt from the overtime requirements of the FLSA. This number also includes any part-time officers, regardless of the number of hours they work. 29 C.F.R. § 553.200.