Am I eligible to join?

If you are a regular police officer, and you joined the service before 6th April 2006, you will have been admitted to PPS automatically on appointment unless you decided to opt out.

From 6th April 2006, the 1987 Police Pension Scheme (PPS) was closed to new members.  Officers joining the force after that date will be admitted to NPPS unless they decide to opt out.  Only in very limited circumstances can officers still rejoin PPS – in particular, those who are receiving a PPS ill-health pension and are invited to re-join the force following the cessation of disability, or who were dismissed or required to resign from the force while members of the PPS and are reinstated following an appeal.

This does not affect officers moving to/from a force within Great Britain or to/from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who can remain in PPS provided they were members on 6th April 2006.


Link to Scottish Government Website