Let’s see you do 30 years of police service. Most places it was 50% after 20 with additional benefits if you stayed longer with no minimum age. The cop must be 50 years old to have a service pension. So if he got on at 20 years old, he couldn’t retire until he was 50 years old and has to do 30 years. A lot of departments allow over time to be calculated into the pension numbers. A lot of CA police pensions do not allow for that. And if I had worked for 30 years, my pension would be more than 90% of my salary when I was working. Working 25 years in New York, my take home pay is significantly higher in retirement than when I was working with 40 hours of overtime every month to give you an idea.