NARPO South Yorkshire Branches welcomes all retired police officers.
We are a part of the National NARPO which represents retired police officers of all ranks and police widows, widowers and partners of former police officers.
We offer a range of services to members including advice on pensions and other issues affecting the welfare of our members.
NARPO is the only Association which looks after the interests of retired police officers and lobbies on their behalf with Government and other organisations.
South Yorkshire has four independent branches - Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley & Rotherham - each run by members elected to their posts. The branches have varying levels of activity but all take the welfare of their members very seriously and will be there for members when they need that little bit of help.
Retirement can be the best part of life but we all need a little assistance as we grow older. Who better to turn to than someone who is part of the Police family. It is family we joined many years ago and NARPO is a very important part of that family.
Uprating of pension from 1/3rd to half rate
Male officers who did not serve before 1st April 1972 are unaffected as from 1st April 72 spouses pensions are half rate, similarly for women officers with service that commenced after 17th May 1990 the widowers pension again would be half rate.
Worth noting also is that if you have remarried post retirement then service for spouses pensions can only be counted from 6th April 1978 for Widows pensions and from 17thMay 1990 for Widowers in both cases this again would be half rate.
If officers have service before these dates then we can check our archive to see if we hold an election and that additional contributions were taken, officers had to pay for this by an increased deduction in pension contributions. This check is already a formal part of our procedure when calculating Widow or Widower benefits for officers with service prior to these dates.
When an officer retires they are issued a retirement statement, the earlier versions of this specifically state the 1/3rd or ½ rate value information. If they elected to uprate in 1973 they may also have confirmation paperwork as well.
As we are now receiving an increased number of queries please can I ask that they are emailed in to the group pensions email
We will collate these for a week or so and deal with in due course, it is also important to remember that pensions are only payable to legally married spouses so retired officers who are currently single or divorced are unaffected as no spouses pension is currently payable in the event of death.
It would also help enormously if officers could check their own records in the first instance please to help reduce the number of queries.
Believed to be the oldest police male voice choir in the UK founded in 1925 they are recruiting new choristers. Based in Doncaster they rehearse Monday evenings. If anyone is interested and would like more information, please visit www.sypmvc.org.uk or e-mail Malcolm Briggs - firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a draft of the new constitution for the Old Comrades Association. Members are invited to give feedback before it is discussed at the next AGM in April 2018. You can find it on the Old Comrades page in the "About" section.
Sheffield branch social dates - please see Sheffield Branch page.
Sheffield Old Comrades Dinner 2017 details now on Sheffield Branch page
Dates for 2018 socials now arranged.
It is with great sadness, but blessed relief for her, that I inform you that Jean Payling passed away peacefully at 4.00am this morning after a prolonged battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Jean was a Sheffield City officer who worked in several departments of SYP including the Sexual Offences Unit at Ecclesfield. She was a hard working member of Sheffield Branch NARPO executive committee and will be very sadly missed by us all. A very brave lady. Funeral arrangements will be circulated when known.
We are just receiving the tragic news that Paul Broadbent, 54 years, former Chief Superintendent in SYP and then ACC in Notts has been found dead. Paul worked across South Yorkshire, mostly in CID and after retirement became the head of the gang masters licensing authority. Paul's funeral will take place at 11.15am on Tuesday 30 January 2018, at St Paul's Church, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, followed by private family cremation at Ardsley Crematorium at 12.50pm. All are welcome at the Church and to Tankersley Manor Hotel afterwards. Family flowers only please.