Welcome to the Injury on Duty Pensioners Association.

"Supporting the rights of injured officers"

IODPA is the only dedicated organisation that supports police officers that have been injured on duty through no fault of their own. Injuries can be mental, physical, or on occasions can be both.
We advise officers, who are going through the ill health retirement process, are applying for an injury pension, or are subsequently having their pension award reviewed. Examination of historical awards is also sometimes necessary to ensure that they were correctly administered.
Our membership covers every force within England and Wales, Police Scotland, RUC & PSNI, British Transport Police and the Isle of Man. Come and join us, and help us to support injured officers.

Know your rights...

What is ill-health retirement?
Retiring through ill-health can be a difficult and emotive time. If you're not sure of the process or what may happen to your pension, then have a read of our guide. ... Read More » 

What is an injury on duty?
Are you retired or about to retire and been injured on duty with a permanent injury which affects your earning capacity? If so, find out whether you may be eligible for an injury pension... Read More » 

Have you been called for a review of your injury pension?
Have you been called for review and need to know what to do, and what your rights are? Do not reply until you understand what your legal obligations are... Read More »


Glenda's having it off!

Please visit Wonderful.org and give Glenda your full support as she is going to have her hair completely shaved off on 29th February 2020 in order to raise funds for IODPA.

Glenda is raising money for Injury On Duty Pensioners Association at Wonderful.org | Wonderful

Over recent years I have become aware of many hundreds of men and women from all over the country who live their lives trying to cope with or manage their life-changing injuries. They have been injured through no fault of their own, physically or mentally or both, and some of the injuries are quite severe; ALL are permanent.

Latest Blogs…

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The Devil Finds Work For Idle (Staffordshire) Hands

The devil finds work for idle hands — Henry David ...
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The Shortcomings Of Certain SMPs

No man has a good enough memory to be a ...
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Do SMPs Put Their Patients First?

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The Wirz virus

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Latest News…

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  • Chief Constable Gareth Morgan Weeps

    Chief Constable Gareth Morgan Weeps

    Gareth Morgan commented on the decisions he’s made:  “I’m fairly unapologetic about it” Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, has taken part in a new BBC documentary, “Cops like us”, following police officers in Staffordshire. He was reduced to tears when talking about some of the decisions that he’s had to make,... Read More »
  • Audit Office Report On Injury Awards Angers The Police Federation Of Northern Ireland

    Audit Office Report On Injury Awards Angers The Police Federation Of Northern Ireland

    A report released by the Northern Ireland Audit Office into Injury on Duty payments to officers is “disappointing and unfair” according to the Police Federation of Northern Ireland. A report entitled “Injury on duty schemes for officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Prison Service”... Read More »


  • Membership


    Who can join? We offer membership to officers that have retired with an injury on duty pension, or are going through the process of ill health retirement and expect to receive an injury on duty pension at the conclusion of the process. We have members from every force in the country... Read More »

Legal Advice

  • Signpost to Legal Advice

    Signpost to Legal Advice

    We are a support based association with shared experiences that provides signposting and opinion and as such we do not give legal advice.  Support and information in facilitating you to deal with a frightening process is our strength and where IODPA cannot give legal advice, we can provide you with information... Read More »

Meet our Patrons and Ambassadors

  • Patrons and Ambassadors

    Patrons and Ambassadors

    IODPA Patrons Pete Conway –  Comedian, singer and entertainer   I first became aware of the IODPA through talking to some of my old colleagues. I only spent a short time in the old Stoke on Trent City force but it was my formative years and I have remained friends... Read More »


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  • Adam


    Adam’s story To whom it may concern, including police officers and their families of both serving and retired officers across the country. Please take the short time it will require you to read this testimony the importance of which cannot be over estimated; it may save the life of someone... Read More »
  • Jim


    Jim’s story I was pensioned out of the police a few years ago, after being diagnosed with PTSD as a result of a prior injury . I was awarded a band 3 IOD pension, as the SMP’s decision was to reduce my percentage for reasons of a perceived failure to... Read More »

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