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Pension Service Buy Back of "Other" Police Service

Pennsylvania State Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland & York counties) re-introduced legislation Senate Bill 669 to allow certain police officers to purchase up to five years of pension service credit for prior police service, including part-time service, in a police department.

All Pennsylvania cities (other than Philadelphia), boroughs, towns, townships and regional police departments would be required to amend their police pension plans to allow this type of service purchase. NOTE: Counties are excluded and pension plans that do not exclusively cover police officers are excluded.

Prior police service that is already credited under another pension plan may not be purchased, and only full-time police officers who are already vested are eligible. If your plan permits officers to purchase prior military service, then the combined purchases of prior police service under this bill and prior military service may not be more than five years.

Read the Legislative Alert for more details.