For 100 years, NARPO has provided an important voice for retired police officers across England and Wales, as well as their widows, widowers and former partners.
Representing more than 89,000 members, NARPO is one of the largest public sector pensioner organisations in the country. Its aim is to safeguard the rights of members and to
promote measures for their welfare, with particular regard to pensions. Formed in 1919, NARPO is a branch-led organisation with headquarters in Wakefield. Governance is provided by a National Executive Committee (NEC), who are elected on a regional basis. Rules and policy are considered at the annual NARPO conference, held in September.
As part of the campaigning group Later Life Ambitions, NARPO works in partnership with the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners and the Civil Service Pensioners’ Alliance to support older people to lead active and independent lives. Through this partnership NARPO has a strong voice, with Later Life Ambitions bringing together over a quarter of a million pensioners.
As part of NARPO’s work with Later Life Ambitions we campaign for fair pensions, safe and sustainable care services, accessible housing and services to promote independence.
NARPO is also an active member of the Public Service Pensioners Council and AGE, a European Platform for Older people.
Click here to visit our website for more information.
Steve Edwards is a former police officer having served 30 years with the Lancashire
Constabulary. He is a former Chairman of the Lancashire Constabulary Police Federation
Joint Branch Board. He retired from the service in 2008.
National Association of Retired Police Officers
38 Bond Street,
Tel: 01924 362166
NARPO welcome the release of the Pension Ombudsman determination in the case of retired firefighter Mr Milne in the dispute regarding commutation factors.
The President of NARPO Ian Potter has described the release of the notorious police killer Harry Roberts, who was jailed for life for murdering three unarmed officers in Shepherd's Bush, West London, in 1966 as ‘a disgrace and an insult to the families of the victims and yet another demonstration of how this Government have scant regard for policing in this country.’
NARPO calls for "careful consideration" over police pensions.
At a time when the Government are cutting back on public services and relying on the private sector to meet the challenges of providing services to the Community in many of those areas where the public sector cut backs have reduced services, the National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) believes, the news that G4S have failed to meet their target for security personnel at the Olympic Games must leave us all concerned about the future.
The National Association of Retired Police Officers (NARPO) has been watching with interest the recent developments in policing and was surprised not only at the Home Secretary’s choice of candidate for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC) but also at the comment that he was head and shoulders above any other candidate.