Forfeiture of Pension Procedure
This procedure details the process Chief Constable for North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire (PCC) will undertake in order to satisfy their duty in considering the forfeiture of an officer’s pension.
Regulation K5 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987, Regulation 55 Part 4 of the Police Pensions Regulations 2006 and Police Pension Regulations 2015 Part 13 Chapter 5 state that forfeiture of pension may be considered in three circumstances:
Where an Officer/ Ex-Officer has been convicted of treason OR
Where an Officer/Ex-Officer has been convicted of offences under the Official Secrets Act 1911 to 1939 and has been sentenced to a term (or terms) of imprisonment of at least ten years OR
Where an Officer/Ex-Officer has been convicted of an offence committed in connection with his/ her service as a Police Officer which is certified by the Secretary of State either to be gravely injurious to the interests of the State or to be liable to lead to serious loss of confidence in the public service.