Home Office circular 26 / 2006
Forfeiture of police pensions
Broad subject: Police service
Issue date: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 BST 2006
Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group (CRCSG) - Police Workforce Reform, Police Leadership and Powers Unit (PLPU)
Copies sent to:
Chief Constable (Northern Ireland), Chief Constable (Scotland), Chief Officers of Police (England and Wales), HM Inspector of Constabulary
Sub category: Police pensions
Implementation date: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 BST 2006
For more info contact:
Diane Henderson (020 7035 0847)
Chairman of Police Authorities, Clerks to the Police Authorities
Forfeiture provisions of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987
The Home Secretary has made it clear that police authorities should look at all cases of police officers who have been convicted of criminal offences connected with their police service with a view to forfeiture of their police pensions*.
- This purpose of this circular is to draw attention to the legislation and provide guidance:
- annex A describes the legislation
- annex B explains the procedures
- annex C provides guidance on what should be included in an application to the Home Secretary for a certificate
- Applications for certificates should be addressed to the Police Integrity Team, Police Leadership & Powers Unit, 4th floor (NW), Peel Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF. We welcome telephone inquiries about this from police forces and authorities.
Police Integrity Team
*The Home Secretary’s statement of 23 March 1998 in response to the Home Affairs Committee Report on police disciplinary and complaints procedures.
The term ‘pensioner’ should be taken to include a person who is still a member of his force at the time of conviction.