The Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS)

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The Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS)

The Police and Firemen's Retirement System (PFRS) was established in 1944. The Division of Pensions and Benefits manages all administrative functions of the retirement system.

Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility in the PFRS is determined by your job title, your age, and your health. Over the years, these criteria for membership have been subject to change and reinterpretation.  Enrollment in the PFRS is required for all campus police officers.  Security officers are enrolled in PERS until they are permanently appointed.  The date of enrollment in PFRS is the date of permanent appointment to the position.

Medical Criteria
There are medical requirements for acceptance in the PFRS. When you apply for membership, you must have a medical examination to determine if you satisfy these requirements. The examination, documented on the authorized PFRS form, may be given by the department physician, another physician designated by the employer, or if required, a physician designated by the retirement system.

Age Requirements
Current law prescribes a maximum age for entry into the PFRS. Employees must be eligible on or before their 35th birthday to qualify for enrollment.

Under Civil Service (Title 11) State, county, or municipal, candidates cannot be past their 35th birthday as of the announced closing date of the Civil Service examination. Those candidates meeting the age requirements at that time will be considered as having met the maximum age requirement for the duration of the ensuing Civil Service Eligibility List from which appointments may be made.  Non-Civil Service employees cannot be past their 35th birthday as of their official date of hire.

PFRS Enrollment Application