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.
The Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP) is an optional, voluntary program that can provide you with another way to save for retirement years. Review the program details, eligibility requirements, and learn the benefits of DROP.
Questions? Please contact the DROP/Service Pensions Section.