Police Officer: "You know, take my advice. You get busted back to walking a beat at your age? Put in for your twenty."

I googled 'put in for' and 'your twenty'. It says 'put in for' means 'ask for something' and 'your twenty' is a code for 'my location is'.

And I'm counfused. How is 'put in for your twenty' to be accepted? Please help me!

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    I think in this case it’s not your “10-20 (location) it’s your 20 year retirement.
    – Jim
    Oct 4, 2019 at 2:00
  • then it means 'You get busted back to walking a beat at your age? just retire (from a police officer)'? Oct 4, 2019 at 2:05
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    -Yes. That’s right
    – Jim
    Oct 4, 2019 at 2:06
  • Oh, it makes sense. Thanks! Oct 4, 2019 at 2:07

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Jim is correct in the comments. Put in for your twenty means, retire at full pension. Most policemen and other civil servants are eligible for full pensions at 20 years.

  • I think you're right regarding police officers. Also firefighters and members of the armed forces. However civil servants and local government officers don't have that option after 20 years. It's got a lot to do with the physical demands of the job.
    – BoldBen
    Oct 4, 2019 at 8:14

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