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The Police Pension (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2007

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15.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) a police officer may retire on or after the date on which he attains the age of 55 years.

(2) A police officer who intends to retire under this regulation shall give the Board written notice of that intention—

(a)in the case of an officer of the rank of Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable, at least three months before his intended date of retirement, and

(b)in the case of an officer of any other rank at least one month before his intended date of retirement.

(3) The Board may, at their discretion, accept a shorter notice than that specified at paragraph (2).

(4) For the purposes of this regulation any police officer engaged on relevant service shall be deemed to hold the rank in which he is entitled to revert to the police service at the end of his period of relevant service.

(5) A police officer who is suspended under the Conduct Regulations may retire under this regulation only if consent is given—

(a)by the Board in the case of an officer falling within paragraph (2)(a), or

(b)by the Chief Constable in the case of an officer of any other rank.

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