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FPPA: The Basics


The Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado (FPPA), established in 1980, is a political sub-division of the State that administers a multi-employer retirement system. Its purpose is to provide pension benefits as well as disability and survivor benefits to Colorado police officers and firefighters. In addition to administering the Statewide Defined Benefit (SWDB) Plan and the Statewide Death & Disability (SWD&D) Plan, FPPA is charged with investing the assets of and administering the benefits for over 200 volunteer fire and local “old hire” plans.

Through the years, FPPA has expanded to offer a Statewide Money Purchase Plan, Statewide Hybrid Plan, and a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan. Over 27,000 Colorado police officers and firefighters have some affiliation with one or more of the plans offered by FPPA.

FPPA is governed by a 9-member board of directors who are appointed by the Governor. The Board is made up of 3 member representatives, 3 employer representatives and 3 representatives from the community. This balance of power on the board is just one of the many reasons FPPA has remained a strong and stable pension system.

FPPA is proud to be a trusted provider of financial security for Colorado police officers and firefighters.


Retirement Plans

Colorado fire and police departments who complete the Partial Entry process are eligible to join the Statewide Defined Benefit Plan, the Statewide Hybrid Plan: Defined Benefit and Money Purchase Components, or the Statewide Hybrid Plan: Money Purchase Component only. These plans are organized according to the following chart:

SWDB Brochure SWH-DB&MP Brochure SWH-MP Only Brochure

Affiliated departments in Colorado: Statewide Defined Benefit Plan



Affiliated departments not shown: Mountain View FPD, Rocky Mountain FPD, Sanford Police, North-West FPD, Lafayette Fire, Broadmoor FPD, Donald Wescott FPD, East Grand FPD #4, Grand FPD #1, Los Pinos FPD, Pagosa FPD, Pueblo West Metro FPD, Rattlesnake FPD, Southeast Weld FPD, Sanford Police.

Mission Statement

The Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado is committed to our members. We will prudently invest their retirement funds, administer benefits impartially, and efficiently provide high quality service.

Vision

Being a trusted provider of financial security for Colorado police officers and firefighters.


FPPA Defined Benefit System

Members who are active at the time of Partial Entry may join one of the following plans:


Statewide Defined Benefit Plan



Statewide Hybrid Plan: Defined Benefit & Money Purchase Components



Statewide Hybrid Plan: Money Purchase Component only


We're committed to responsible, long-term investment growth

Learn more about FPPA's investment strategies

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