The Chief Constable has written to all officers who are within 4 years of retirement requesting that they provide information as to their future retirement plans. The force are trying to plan for the future with a view to avoiding regulation A19 if at all possible. A19 is where they can force officers who would receive a full pension to retire on the grounds of efficiency. We support the Chief Constable’s request and would ask that you respond to this letter. I stress that this is only an indication as to your plans, you are not committing to any particular course of action.