As a lateral hire you are automatically covered under the District of Columbia Police Officers and Firefighters’ Retirement Plan (Police & Fire Plan), a governmental defined benefit plan. For Police & Fire Plan purposes, you are treated as a new hire under retirement Tier 3 and contribute 8% of your annual salary to the Plan via post-tax payroll deductions. The District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB) is responsible for the Police & Fire Plan. Detailed information about the Police & Fire Plan (DC Code §§ 5-701 et seq.) may be found in the Summary Plan Description available on DCRB’s website:

As a District employee, you may choose to participate in the District’s 457(b) deferred compensation plan. MPD’s Office Human Resources (OHR) can provide you with more information. DCRB is not responsible for the 457(b) plan.