Members

Overview

Members

police and firemen

There are currently 6 tiers provided to the sworn members of the Los Angeles Fire, Police, Harbor, and Airport Departments. All Tier 1 members are retired. Tiers 2 through 5 have both active and retired members. Tier 6 consists of active members and is the only tier accepting new members.

Tier membership is initially determined by date of hire but certain exceptions such as re-appointments, re-instatements, and elections to transfer tiers can affect which tier a member is in. If you are not sure which tier you are in, please contact Active Member Services. 

Learn more about each tier’s pension benefits below.

Tier 2 Pension Plan Information
January 29, 1967 – December 7, 1980
Tier 3 Pension Plan Information
December 8, 1980 – June 30, 1997
Tier 4 Pension Plan Information
July 1, 1997 – December 31, 2001
Tier 5 Pension Plan Information
January 1, 2002 – June 30, 2011
Tier 6 Pension Plan Information
July 1, 2011 – Present

DROP Members

Overview

Qualified Survivors

Find the Survivor Benefits Handbook to review Qualified Survivor and Qualified Dependent Children survivor benefits, read about health subsidy benefits, download forms and more.

Questions? Please contact the Retirement Services Section.