But why not all part-timers who are City retirees? There is another!
The PPD has one retired part-time officer who participated in the DROP but has not worked at the airport. He has been working off-duty jobs such as Blue Wahoos games, festivals, 5k runs etc. Since he was not employed at the airport, he was not on the list of part-time officers who were axed from the airport. Part-timers have always been all able to work off-duty jobs as well.
The PPD general order on part-time officers does not require part-time officers to work at the airport to be eligible to work off-duty jobs. Off-duty jobs are paid by individual businesses therefore they do not receive any kind of benefit from the city. A letter was submitted to the Chief asking if the retirees being let go will still be permitted to work off-duty jobs, per the General Order. The policy on part time officers is clear. There is no reason for the five part-time officers being let go to not remain classified as part-time officers and allowed to work events.