This section of the website is for Officers who joined the Police Force after 6th April 2006 or who elected to transfer their accrued PPS benefits to the PPS 2006 in 2006 / 2007 during the national Options Exercise.
The PPS 2006 currently operates on a final salary basis which means that your pension benefits are based on your pay at the time you leave the force and your length of service.
All new recruits to the police service from 6 April 2006 onwards become members of PPS 2006.
Dependent children under the age of 23 may qualify for a pension.
A police authority has discretion to retire a police officer on medical grounds. In common with other leading public sector pension schemes, there are two levels of ill-health pension:
The level of disability is determined by a doctor and there are appeal rights against medical decisions. Both types of pension will be increased for inflation for as long as they are paid. Police authorities have discretion to review the payment of ill-health awards at intervals.
Even if you are judged to be disabled, it does not automatically follow that you will be granted ill-health retirement. The police force will consider whether there alternative duties that you could perform and still remain in the service (taking account of your overall capabilities).
There are separate arrangements for the payment of injury awards to officers who suffer injury on duty, which are outside the pension scheme.