But, recent events show that it's getting harder every day.
The past decade has proven to be among the toughest times ever to be a Law Enforcement Officer in this country. Every day you suit up and serve your country and community, regardless of the dangers you face. Those dangers are very real and ever present. And. these are in addition to what is already a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job.
These demands, coupled with the dangers, are the reason why Federal Law Enforcement Officers are allowed to retire after reaching age 50 with 20 years of service or any age with 25 years of LEO service.
At the end of your service you deserve to be able to comfortably retire and accomplish the goals and dreams that you've put off while serving. At Federal Benefits and Retirement, we’re here to help you make that happen. Whether you’re just starting your career, you are at the midpoint, or are entering your final years of service, we’re here to answer your questions and help make sure you’re on track to live comfortably and make your retirement dreams a reality.
How are pension contributions and payouts different for Law Enforcement Officers compared to other federal employees?
What is a “High-3” Average Salary and why does it matter to your retirement as a Law Enforcement Officer?
Does your overtime pay factor into your retirement savings and pension?
How much of your retirement payouts, like pension, special supplement, and TSP, are taxed?
For answers to these and other questions regarding retirement as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, click into the questions and answers section below. If you don’t find an answer to your question(s), click over to our "Benefits" page. There, you’ll find a broader range of topics related to federal government benefits and federal employee retirement. Or, you can contact us directly to speak to an expert today.