Can off-duty cops arrest people?
Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar provided the following answer:
"While it is not common or encouraged, a police officer can make an arrest for a criminal offense while off duty. For a misdemeanor offense, the off-duty officer would have to observe the offense within his or her jurisdiction and should be able to properly identify him or herself as a police officer. In the case of a felony, an officer could make an arrest anywhere in Ohio. In most cases, off duty officers will call an incident in and provide witness information."