The Austin Police Retirement System (APRS) is pleased to offer this guide to APRS pension benefits. This guide has been prepared to help members better understand how the pension plan works in summary. APRS is governed by its pension statute, Article 6243n-1, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes.

While this guide sets forth most of the facts about the plan, it does not attempt to describe all provisions or limitations as they apply in individual situations. In case of any conflict between the guide and the statute, the statute will prevail. Please feel free to visit, phone, or e-mail us when we may be of assistance.

The System is established as a tax-qualified "defined benefit" plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code in order to provide retirement, death and disability benefits to its members. Group and individual counseling are provided to members by this office. Prior to retirement, the Benefit Services team will prepare a benefits calculation under each of the options and assist in preparations to retire.

Employee Benefits Guide