17.00.100     RETIREMENT CREDENTIALS

 

To honor dedicated officers who have chosen to retire, the Department will issue retirement credentials consisting of a Bellevue Police Department identification Card, indicating that the holder is a retired Bellevue Police Officer and a Bellevue Police Department retirement badge.

 

The following policy guidelines explain the conditions for when and what type of retirement credentials will be issued:

 

Police Officers must have at least 20 years of full time commissioned law enforcement service.  Service as a commissioned Police Officer with other local or state police agencies can be counted.

 

Officers who meet the minimum 20 years of commissioned law enforcement service and who are retiring on a non-stress/psychological disability will receive retirement credentials that exempt them from the requirements of RCW 9.41.050 for carrying a concealed weapon.

 

Officers who meet the minimum 20 years of commissioned law enforcement service and who are retiring on a stress/psychological disability will receive retirement credentials.  The retirement credentials will state the officer is not exempt from RCW 9.41.050 requiring a permit to carry a concealed weapon.