Delaware’s correctional officers are seeking equal treatment with other members of law enforcement when it comes time for them to retire.
State troopers and other cops can retire after 20 years of service and collect a pension, but they have to pay in more to the fund while they’re working. Correctional officers currently have to wait 25 years.
A new bill would add correctional officers, fire marshals and others deemed “peace officers” by state law.
But Joint Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Harris McDowell (D-Wilmington North) says it can’t be considered until after the budget writing process in June.