Police officers and paid firefighters working for employers that participate in the New York State and Local Police and Fire Retirement System (PFRS) must become members of the Retirement System.
When you become a member, you must complete and file a membership application with the Office of the State Comptroller.
Special Plan Coverage
If you become employed as a university police officer, appointed by the State University of New York (SUNY), on or after December 18, 2015, coverage in this special plan is automatic.
If you were employed as a SUNY police officer when this plan was enacted in 2015, you must have elected coverage by December 31, 2015.