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.
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.
Former Constable George William Young ( Bill), 84yrs died on 6/2/18 in Spain where he has lived since retirement. He was the Sprotborough bobby for many years. The funeral has already taken place in Spain.
Former Constable David Evans, 64 years, died recently after a short illness. David spent much of his service at Hackenthorpe and Woodseats in both uniform and CID. His funeral will take place at 3.00pm on Monday 19 February at St. John's Church, Clowne, followed by cremation at Brimmington Crematorium, Chesterfield. Thereafter there will be a gathering at Ringwood Hall Hotel, Chesterfield.
Former Detective Sergeant Philip Loomes, 86 years, has passed away. Phil served across Sheffield. Funeral arrangements are unknown at this time.
Former ACC Bob Cozens has passed away. In a distinguished career he was DCC in Lincolnshire, CC in West Mercia and Surrey before retirement. His funeral will take place on Thursday 22 February at 10.30 am at Guildford Crematorium, New Pond Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 3DB, followed by a reception at the Tithe Barn, Loseley Park, Guildford, GU3 1HS. Flowers and donations are not required. Please notify his son Jim if you will be attending, 07774-212080.
Former PC David (Paddy) James McKinney, 85 years passed away on the 27 January 2018. He retired from Rotherham on the 1 May 1983. His funeral will be held at 09.30 on the 20 February 2018 at St Bede's Roman Catholic church, Station Street Rotherham S60 1HF. Followed by cremation at Rotherham. Anyone wishing to attend is welcome to do so.
Former PC Geoffrey 'Geoff' Kilbourne, 71 years passed away on the 24 January 2018. He joined South Yorkshire Police in March 1975, worked in Doncaster and Thorne and retired from Rotherham in June 2004. To date there are no known details of Geoff's funeral arrangements.
More sad news I am afraid. Former Chief Superintendent Bryan Meadows, 81 years, passed away this morning (25.1.18) after a short illness. Brian had a varied career in CID and uniform, retiring from the post of Chief Superintendent Operations & Traffic. Bryan’s funeral will be held at Hutcliffe Wood Crematorium at 10.30am, Thursday 22 February, and afterwards at the Double Tree Hotel, Chesterfield Road South, Norton. All are welcome. Family flowers only. Any donations to the British Red Cross.