The Scottish Police Federation represents all police officers in the ranks of constable, sergeant, inspector and chief inspector, police cadets and special constables; over 18,500 people, 98% of all police officers in Scotland.
On 1st April 2013 all of the death benefit schemes across Scotland deducted through Police payrolls ceased to exist and those members in the existing schemes were transferred into the newly created Scottish Police Federation Death Benefit Scheme. Because the new single force has many more members the payment deducted from salary on the death of a member was reduced to £2.50 and the sum payable to beneficiaries is in excess of £40,000. Unless you opted out you were automatically transferred into the new scheme as of 1st April 2013. Any member who wishes to opt out now should advise both their relevant payroll and their local Federation office in writing. Full details of the scheme are available on this website within the Member Services area.