What Is the National Association of Retired Police Officers?


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The National Association of Retired Police Officers is a membership association based in the United Kingdom. It advocates on policy issues, particularly those concerning pension benefits, on behalf of former police officers and surviving spouses, according to its website.

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NARPO represents over 86,000 former police officers, widows, widowers and former partners. It has 44 local branches throughout the U.K. Membership benefits include regular meetings, a quarterly magazine, discounted insurance policies, special travel packages and personalized assistance for members facing difficulties with their pension. The association also maintains a list of current job openings for retirees who want to work. Full membership in NARPO is available to former police officers or widows who are entitled to receive a police pension. Associate memberships may be offered to those who do not meet the full criteria, according to its website.

NARPO maintains vacation cottages for member use. The Endymion Cottages are in Bloemendaal, a town on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Villa Scylla is in the suburbs of Lavena Ponte Tresa, on Lake Lugano, Italy, near the border of Switzerland. Members and their parties can use the NARPO Villas completely free of charge, but the cost of travel is the member's responsibility, states NARPO.

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