Police officers must work longer

Changes being made under Cayman’s
new Police Bill would extend the retirement age for new police officers,
according to Attorney General Sam Bulgin.

The change, if approved by the
Legislative Assembly, will apply only to officers who joined the Royal Cayman
Islands Police Service after the bill takes effect.

Mr. Bulgin said police officers who
are currently serving will still be able to retire with full pension and
benefits after 21 years of service, or may retire at any time upon reaching age
55.

However, new officers will see the
retirement age extended to 60. Those officers would also have to work a minimum
30 years in the service to receive full pension and benefits.

Mr. Bulgin said pension benefits
for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty would be increased
under the new Police Bill, if it is passed.

Pensions paid to the widow and
children of any RCIPS officer killed in the line of duty would increase from
one-half of the officers’ salary to two-thirds of their salary.

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