Police pensions and retirement policy

These pages provide general information about police pensions and related subjects for police officers and police pensions administrators in England and Wales.

Scheme rules

This information covers the main provisions of the police pension arrangements. It does not cover every aspect; the full details are contained only in the scheme rules, which are the legal basis of the arrangements.

Nothing on this website can override the main rules and, in the event of any differences, the rules will apply.

Want more information?

If you need more information on your pension, please contact the pensions administrator for your force. Your force's human resources department will also be able to provide you with the relevant contact details.

  • for information on police pensions in forces in Scotland, please visit the SPPA website
  • for the Police Service of Northern Ireland, visit the PSNI website 

You can also find out more about changes to current schemes in our pension reform section.

Archived content

If you are looking for information on police pensions and retirement policy held on the Police site prior to 7 May 2010, you can now find it on the archived version of the Home Office website kept by The National Archives (Opens in a new window) (Opens in a new window) .

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