You can retire as soon as you reach the age of 55, but you must retire no later than your compulsory retirement age, unless the Police Force has approved an extension of service. You must give a minimum of 1 month’s notice to the Force that you wish to retire. A pension cannot be paid to you before the age of 55, unless it is an ill-health pension.
If you have completed 35 years’ pensionable service in the 2006 Scheme (or would have been able to if you had not opted out of 2006 Scheme) and you are at least 55 years old, the Police Force may require you to retire on the grounds that your retention in the Force would not be in the general interests of efficiency.
If you become permanently disabled at any age for the performance of the ordinary duties of a member of the Force, you may be required to retire on the grounds of ill-health.