The Police Pension Scheme is a defined benefit occupational pension scheme which is guaranteed and backed by law. The Scheme changed on the 1st April 2015 from a Final Salary Scheme to a Career Average Revalued Earnings Scheme (CARE). Members starting on or after 1st April 2015 will join the 2015 Scheme. Unprotected members of the 1987 and 2006 Final Salary Schemes moved into the 2015 Scheme on 1 April 2015. Protected members of the 1987 and 2006 schemes, depending on the level of protection, will either stay in their existing scheme or move into the 2015 Scheme when their protection ceases.