YORK, Neb. – How old is too old to be a police officer? There really is no right answer, but in the coming weeks, The York City Council will decide on eliminating provisions for a mandatory retirement age for York Police personnel.
At Thursday evening’s York City Council meeting, an agenda item was heard regarding potentially changing an ordinance to eliminate the mandatory retirement age of 65 years old for police. York Police Chief Ed Tjaden, sees age as just a number.
The York Fire Department had a similar agenda item Thursday, but the Council elected to not change the ordinance because firefighters experience higher bodily stress situations, which could lead to serious health issues if not physically fit for the position.
The York City Council chose to table the item and will hear it again in early January.