Class Code: 7720
Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:
Code 7720 principally applies to police department employees of municipalities, townships, counties or states. This classification would apply to all employees of a police department except clerical office employees qualifying for the assignment of Code 8810 in accordance with Basic Manual Rule 1-B-2-a. Code 7720 would apply to any clerical employee of a police department who had any other duty in connection with the police department’s function. This classification would also apply to volunteer or auxiliary police officers, correction department employees, highway patrols, probation officers, parking meter readers, national guard persons, penitentiary employees, sheriffs and jail employees, etc.
Code 7720 also is assigned to private security services, protective or patrol corps, protective agencies, airport security screening employees, armored car service companies, guards, and messengers employed by a contracting agency engaged in providing such services for banks, forest rangers, game and fish wardens, hunting and fishing guides, and businesses engaged in providing watch guard services for others. This classification is assigned to inspectors for Departments of Motor Transportation and inspectors at permanent truck weighing stations. All employees of private security services would be assigned to Code 7720 except those clerical office employees qualifying under the Basic Manual rule. Private security services may include crowd management at athletic events, conventions and concerts. Employees of a private security agency whose assigned duties are those of a store detective or hotel detective would be assigned to Code 7720. There is no distinction made as to whether these employees are armed or unarmed, or whether or not they have the official authority or power to arrest.
It should be noted that in some states there is a separate classification applicable to private security guard services and private detective or patrol agencies.
Specialty contractors providing flagging services or pilot car services at construction sites for purposes of traffic control and safety are classified to Code 7720. When employees of the construction contractor perform these services, the appropriate construction classification applies.
Refer to Code 7219 for classification procedures for dispatchers.
Massachusetts Regular members of police departments employed by, or volunteer members associated with, municipalities, townships, counties or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, are, with exception of private duty details, subject to M.G.L. Chapter 41, Section 111F, and therefore are not generally covered under the Massachusetts Workers’ Compensation Act, Chapter 152. It is the carrier’s responsibility to determine if the police officers are employees or excludable municipal employees for workers compensation purposes with respect to private duty details. If it is determined that the police officers are employees, the carrier should determine premium in accordance with Rule V—Premium Basis of the MA Manual. Code 7720 would apply to all employees of a police department except clerical office employees qualifying for the assignment of Code 8810 in accordance with MA Manual Rule IV-2-a—Classifications—Standard Exception Classifications—Clerical—Office Employees. Code 7720 would apply to any clerical employee of a police department who had any other duty in connection with the police department’s function. All employees of private security services would be assigned to Code 7720 except those clerical office employees qualifying under the MA Manual rule. In Massachusetts, juvenile detention centers, boot camps and pre-release homes for convicts, often referred to as halfway houses are assigned, by analogy, to classification Code 7720. Refer to Codes 8868 and 9101 for staffed residential group homes. And, refer to Code 8837 to review the representative list of social service agency operations and their classification procedure, which represents classification by analogy (Code 8842 is N/A MA). Refer to Code 7219 for classification procedures for dispatchers.