February 12th, 2009

To NARPO or not to NARPO

Posted in The Job - General by 200

NARPO is the National Association of Retired Police Officers.

I have no idea what they do. I presume they have some kind of newlsetter or network to let each other know when each others die, but other than that I have no idea what their purpose is.

I’ve not been contacted by them yet. Perhaps I’ll have to wait until next week, presumably someone from  HR will let them know of my impending retirement?

I know there are a couple of regular visitors who are ex-job, are you NARPO members? If so, can you let me know whether it’s worth joining (if I actually get invited to join, of course).

As was pointed out by one of my posters recently, in America, when you retire from the force, you get an ID card which says you are a retired police officer (I’m not sure what you’d use it for, mind). In the UK you don;t get anything, except for a small certificate which you can put on the toilet wall, but the quality of it is pretty poor.

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  1. John McCall says:

    Please show your support for disabled police officers.

    The Government is aiming to slash their pensions.

    Sign the petition on the No 10 Downing Street web site at:


    You can read more about this disgraceful situation from Clint Elliott, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of NARPO – the National Association of Retired Police Officers.


    NARPO are supposed to represent the interests of retired officers, but on this issue they have done very little. Serving officers should take note of what their local Police Authority has done – if you get injured your pension entitlements can be changed at the whim of the Police Authority, who can, it seems, ignore the Pensions Regulations and bring in new rules and procedures whenever they need to save money. My advice – take out private accident insurance, or better still, sue anyone responsible for any injury.

    Many thanks,

    John McCall

    p.s. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.

    February 14th, 2009 at 12:34

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