15 Lucrative Side Hustle & Business Opportunities For Police Officers

15 Lucrative Side Hustle & Business Opportunities For Police Officers

Whether you're a former police officer or currently working in the field and looking for a side hustle, there are plenty of lucrative business opportunities for you.

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible schedule, have greater income potential, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

1. Build a home security system ($840K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$70,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Nate Clark from Orlando, FL, USA started Konnected Inc. over 5 years ago, a home security system.

  • Revenue: $70,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA

Case Study

I strongly believe in open systems developed with service providers that offer the freedom of choice for consumers. I am very much an ‘accidental founder’ in the sense that when I first developed Konnected, I was just trying to solve an issue with my traditional home security system and transition it to a smart system.

As I was preparing to go on a family vacation, I learned of a few neighbors reporting break-ins, which prompted my concerns about not being able to fully monitor my home’s security remotely.

During my trip, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a way for me to connect the sensors that I had in my home to a SmartThings device so that I could keep track of my home while I was gone. This put the wheels in motion for a new software project for me.

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2. Become an author ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,050
Skills

Nick Thacker from Colorado, USA started Conundrum Publishing over 5 years ago, a author.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Colorado, USA

Case Study

I’ve always been a fanatic reader, specifically in the thriller genre. I discovered Dan Brown as a kid, then James Rollins, and I’ve always love action movies that combine adrenaline and history (think National Treasure, Indiana Jones, etc.).

I decided to write a book (my first was called The Golden Crystal, and it has been re-launched as The Atlantis Stone) when my grandfather passed away. He had always been a strong positive influence in my life, and he, my dad, and I often swapped paperbacks we liked. That first book was intended as a gift for my dad for Christmas, and it was going to be the only one I ever wrote -- just to see if I could do it.

I had no idea what I was doing (arguably, I still don’t…). I just thought it would be fun to combine technology with the discovery of Atlantis… in some way. When I got started, I was naive enough to think that books simply happen, but the book very quickly got the best of me. I took a six-month break and consumed as much as I could on the subject of the craft of writing fiction. I’d never really written anything before, so it was an eye-opening experience to learn about structure, plot tropes, character development, and everything else that goes into a good, cohesive story.

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3. Start a crime scene cleanup business ($0/year)

Nick-Anthony Zamucen from Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA started Bio-One over 14 years ago, a crime scene cleanup business.

  • Revenue: $/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado, USA

Case Study

I started Bio-One Inc. over two decades ago.

Bio-One is the nation's leader in Crime & Trauma Scene Cleaning with over 90 franchised to date and growing. Bio-One isn’t like any other business you get into, it’s not all about profit.

Let me explain a bit more. When a suicide, homicide or an undiscovered dead body is found, there are many people who get called to the incident. The police, coroner/medical examiner, fire department, detectives and the last responders are companies like mine, Bio-One the crime scene cleaners. Not all scenes we clean are crimes, but the term crime scene cleaner gives some mental picture of what gets done. We clean and remediate what is commonly left behind from EMT’s, police, fire departments and coroners to name a few.

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4. Start a special event security

Examples of a successful special event security:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a special event security:

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5. Start a guard dog security service

Examples of a successful guard dog security service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a guard dog security service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start a tourist bodyguard business

Examples of a successful tourist bodyguard business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tourist bodyguard business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start a house sitting business

Examples of a successful house sitting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a house sitting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start a law enforcement software business

Examples of a successful law enforcement software business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a law enforcement software business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Become a cybersecurity blogger

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills

Examples of a successful cybersecurity blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cybersecurity blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cybersecurity blogger ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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10. Start a theft protection company

Examples of a successful theft protection company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a theft protection company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Become a tik tok personality

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful tik tok personality:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tik tok personality:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tik tok personality ➜

Case Study
  • Loren Gray is an American model with the number of over 23 Million followers on Instagram.
  • She is much popular on social media for her TikTok videos with $19 Million net worth.
  • She was born on 19 April 2002 at Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
  • She started posting on TikTok in 2015, at the age of 13.
  • Her height is 5 foot 8 inches, or 172cm on present.

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12. Become a loss prevention specialist

Examples of a successful loss prevention specialist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a loss prevention specialist:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Become a private investigator

Examples of a successful private investigator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a private investigator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a private investigator ➜

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14. Start a bounty hunting business

Examples of a successful bounty hunting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bounty hunting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bounty hunting business ➜

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