Serving as a Law Enforcement Officer may be one of the country’s most under-appreciated jobs.
The past decade or so has proven to be among the toughest times ever to be a Law Enforcement Officer in this country. Every day, the brave men and women of Federal Law Enforcement suit up and serve their country and communities, regardless of the dangers they face. Those dangers are very real and ever present—as are the physical, emotional, and mental demands of the job. These demands, coupled with the dangers, are the reason why Law Federal Enforcement Officers are required to retire after 20 years of total service.
Serving in Law Enforcement presents several unique, job-related dangers encountered by few other professions. As a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, you’re required to be in top physical, mental, and emotional condition—the job demands it. You serve your country and community every day, risking your own wellbeing and often running toward danger when everyone else is running away. At the end of your service, you hope to be able to live comfortably. At Federal Benefits and Retirement, we’re here to help you make that happen. Whether you’re just starting your career, 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 after you retire.
How are annuity 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 as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer factor into your retirement savings and pension? How are your retirement payouts 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 we welcome you to contact us at Federal Benefits to speak to one of our professional trainers.