NARPO South Yorkshire Branches welcomes all retired police officers.
We are a part of the National NARPO which represents retired police officers of all ranks and police widows, widowers and partners of former police officers.
We offer a range of services to members including advice on pensions and other issues affecting the welfare of our members.
NARPO is the only Association which looks after the interests of retired police officers and lobbies on their behalf with Government and other organisations.
South Yorkshire has four independent branches - Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley & Rotherham - each run by members elected to their posts. The branches have varying levels of activity but all take the welfare of their members very seriously and will be there for members when they need that little bit of help.
Retirement can be the best part of life but we all need a little assistance as we grow older. Who better to turn to than someone who is part of the Police family. It is family we joined many years ago and NARPO is a very important part of that family.
There are important changes being brought in regarding retired officers and their use of the Police Treatment Centre.
The Trustees have directed that the PTC will introduce a weekly donation rate of £0.65 for Retired Officers from 1 January 2016, which they will be required to pay if they wish to apply for treatment at the PTC.
NARPO have not been consulted regarding these changes and are making a robust response to the Trustees. Any further developments will be posted on this website.
Retired officers from South Yorkshire Police have always had great sympathy for the grief of the families and friends of the 96 who so tragically lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster. Today, as always, our thoughts are with them. We sincerely hope that they have gained some comfort from the Inquests.
We are proud of the manner in which our members have volunteered to assist with the process, many are now elderly and in failing health. Without their cooperation the proceedings would not have been possible. Approximately 200 retired officers have given evidence at the Inquests, travelling to Warrington from around the country.
Those officers, and many more, have been interviewed by Operation Resolve and the IPCC, often on more than one occasion. This was completely voluntary as there was no legal obligation to submit themselves for interview. As heard during the inquest there were many examples of outstanding actions and selflessness by police officers on that tragic day as they did their best to deal with the disaster unfolding before them.
Throughout this difficult and stressful period the South Yorkshire NARPO Welfare Group’s aim has been to make provision for the welfare requirements of our retired colleagues. We are grateful to South Yorkshire Police for their support throughout.
In the light of the ongoing investigations it would be inappropriate to make further comment. We respect the verdicts and will continue to support our members whilst we await future developments and hope for a timely and satisfactory conclusion to all the enquiries concerning the Hillsborough disaster.
Mick Brookfield Chairman - SY NARPO Welfare Group
Rick Naylor Secretary - SY NARPO Welfare Group
Pc Darryl (Dash/Dasher) Myers, who has worked at Woodseats, Moss Way, Attercliffe and as a DTO is retiring. He welcomes all friends and colleagues to Henry's on Cambridge Street, Sheffield from 5.30pm on Friday 20 May 2016. (Buffet at 6.30pm)
Sheffield branch social dates - please see Sheffield Branch page.
Trip information for Sheffield Branch trips in 2015/6, please see Sheffield Branch page
*** Tenby Itinerary on the Sheffield Branch page ***
Former DC Malcolm Moss-Ward passed away on 19 April 2016. Malcolm served at West Bar and Woodseats. His funeral will take place at Grenoside Crematorium on Friday 29 April 2016 at 11.00am and then afterwards at the Old Red Lion, Grenoside. Old friends and colleagues are most welcome.