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THE POLICE PENSION (NORTHERN IRELAND) REGULATIONS 2009

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15.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) to (6), 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,

but the Board may, at their discretion, accept a shorter notice than that specified.

(3) A specified employee of SOCA who intends to retire under this regulation shall give SOCA notice of such period as required by his contract of employment of that intention or shall give such shorter period of notice as may be agreed between the specified employee of SOCA ad SOCA.

(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.

(6) A specified employee of SOCA shall be deemed to have retired in accordance with this regulation where his contract of employment has been terminated.

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