Correspondence

Circular: forfeiture of police pensions

Home Office circular 26 / 2006 on forfeiture of police pensions.

Documents

Annex A (Microsoft Word file - 25kb)

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Annex B (Microsoft Word file - 35kb)

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Annex C (Microsoft Word file - 29kb)

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Detail

Home Office circular 26 / 2006

Forfeiture of police pensions

  • Broad subject: Police service
  • Issue date: Tue Sep 05 00:00:00 BST 2006
  • From:
    Crime Reduction and Community Safety Group (CRCSG) - Police Workforce Reform, Police Leadership and Powers Unit (PLPU)
  • Linked circulars:
    056/1998
  • 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)
  • Addressed to:
    Chairman of Police Authorities, Clerks to the Police Authorities

Dear Chairman/Clerk

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*.

  1. 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
  1. 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.

Sarah Muir
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.