Welcome to the IODPA – Injury On Duty Pensioners Association.

We are a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (association model) with members who are former police officers all medically retired with an injury on duty award (IOD).  This site provides the reader with a wealth of experience, knowledge and information collated by those living with an injury pension.  Those involved in IODPA cover the breadth of the UK with links to every region.

This group hopes to share the wisdom of those who have have dealt with problems caused by police pension authorities in order that no-one has to live alone in the dark any more.

We have registration status from the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with a Registered Charity Number 1174473.  We are also recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.

Charity Details

Injury On Duty Pensioners Association

Please read the blog pages and get in touch via the reply section below or email admin@iodpa.org if you are seeking answers or have information to share.

Our Purpose

  • To relieve the need of retired and serving police officers in hardship or distress who are disabled as a consequence of being injured on duty



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  1. I am relieved to see that Dr Vivian has resigned as reviewing SMP. It is clear from what I have seen of his email that he is concerned over the legality of the current Staffs police campaign to conduct what are clearly illegal reviews resulting in the stripping of pensions of colleagues injured in the line of duty. I have little doubt that Dr Vivian is concerned for his own future, as his personal and major involvement in these affairs could ultimately lead lead to civil action against him. Clearly the pressures increased upon him by Staffordshire Police’s steam roller bullying tactics have weighed heavily upon him and all of this has finally resulted in his decision to resign. He is to be commended in this respect, but much damage has already been caused. I would now like to see him working with IODPA (on a legal footing!) and with the prospect of helping not only to right the wrongs he has been associated with but also to reinforce the fight against Staffs police and other forces in this dreadful story.

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