Pensionable service

New Police Pension Scheme 2006 (NPPS 2006)

Your pension will be based on your service and final pay.

  • Service builds up in years and days
  • Any part time service is adjusted to reflect the hours you've worked
  • For part-timers, some flat-rate overtime is pensionable and will count towards service

What counts as service?

Your pensionable service includes:

  • current service as a police officer during which you paid pension contributions
  • service where contributions are deemed paid, such as any unpaid leave within the first 26 weeks of maternity leave
  • earlier service in the same force
  • earlier pensionable service with other forces if you have transferred it to to your current service
  • earlier pensionable service from a Scottish force or the Police Service of Northern Ireland, if you transferred with consent
  • periods of relevant service, includes appointments to the Inspectorate of Constabulary and some overseas service. Ask about your pension before agreeing to this type of service
  • service credited to you because of a transfer from another pension scheme

Your pensionable service does not include:

  • any service that you have not paid contributions for or that were not deemed paid
  • any service for which you have received a refund of your contributions
  • service in respect of any pension that you have transferred out of the NPPS