Staff association has said it will establish whether there are grounds for appeal following failure of legal challenge to pension regulation.
The Superintendentsâ€™ Association of England and Wales is reviewing whether it can appeal a failed legal challenge over the use of Pension Regulation A19.
Ch Supt Graham Cassidy â€“ National Secretary of the staff association â€“ told PoliceOracle.com that he accepted the High Court judgement but admitted he was disappointed.
He added: â€œThe document runs to 66 pages â€“ we are currently working through it with our legal advisors and counsel to get a sense of it and see if there are grounds for appeal.
â€œWe are not at this stage, however, saying whether we will take this course of action.â€
In its challenge, the Superintendentsâ€™ Association claimed the use of A19 was unlawful, having sought a judicial review after the forced retirement of three members in Bedfordshire.
But in his judgement, Mr Justice King declared that the practice was not unlawful, did not breach the rights of the individuals concerned and had been deployed properly in the force area.
As previously reported, A19 was invoked by a number of police authorities and forces as a way of trimming the workforce in the wake of budget cuts.
The regulation means that officers in the federated and superintending ranks can be required to retire after 30 years of pensionable service â€œin the general interests of efficiencyâ€.
High-profile casualties of the measure have included Simon Reed, a former vice-chairman of the Police Federation and Bedfordshire officer, who left the service in late 2012.
The conclusion of the High Court proceedings means that other employment tribunals, which have already been heard in London, can now be moved forward to a decision.
The cases are on behalf of a further 250 officers from Nottinghamshire, West Midlands, Devon and Cornwall, North Wales and South Wales who have been subjected to A19.
All are seeking compensation for unfair dismissal â€“ and some are seeking their jobs back.
In his judgement, Mr Justice King said that the then Bedfordshire chief Alf Hitchcock, who had asked for the regulation to be implemented, had been candid about his reasons for â€œefficiency and effectivenessâ€, and had maintained that he had undertaken extensive consultation.
A19 ruling: Supers review legal options