POLICE SERVICE ACT - 1970 (ACT 350)

    Section - 9 - Modes of Leaving the Force.

    (1) A person holding a post otherwise than on a limited engagement shall retire from the Police Force on reaching the age of 55 years, or in the case of a woman on reaching the age of 50 years:

    Provided that this subsection shall not prevent the appointment of any person on a limited engagement.

    (2) A person holding a post as a police officer otherwise than on a limited engagement may retire from the Police Force at any time after he has reached the age of 45 years, or in the case of a woman 40 years:

    Provided that a superior police officer may retire at any earlier time with the consent of the Chairman of the National Redemption Council, and a subordinate police officer may retire at any earlier time with the consent of the Inspector-General of Police.[As substituted by The Police Service (Amendment) Decree, 1974 (NRCD 303) s.3]

    (3) A police officer may resign from the Police Service in accordance with such conditions as may be prescribed.

    (4) A police officer may leave the Police Service on the expiry or other termination of a limited engagement.

    (5) A police officer may leave the Police Service by transfer, with his consent, to employment in another Public Service or to other approved employment in accordance with regulations made under this Act.

    (6) A police officer may leave the Police Service on the abolition of his post; and where a post in a grade is abolished by the revocation or amendment of the instrument by which it was created, the appointing authority shall, if two or more persons hold posts in that grade, determine which of those persons is to be treated as the person whose post is abolished.

    (7) Unless the person in respect of whom a determination is to be made under subsection (6) is to be promoted or transferred, he shall be given an opportunity to make representations to the appointing authority, who shall consider any such representations before making the determination.

    (8) Where a post or rank is held by an officer on probation and it appears to the appointing authority during or at the end of the probationary period that he is unlikely to fulfil the requirements of the post or rank, the appointing authority may order that he shall cease to be a member of the Police Service, and if no such order is made he shall revert to the post or rank, if any, held by him immediately before the commencement of such probationary period.