19-7-804. Application to purchase additional service. (1) Subject to 19-7-805, a member with at least 5 years of membership service may, at any time before retirement, file a written application with the board to purchase 1 additional year of service credit for each 5 years of membership service.
(2) To purchase service credit under this section, a member shall pay the actuarial cost of the service credit in the sheriffs' retirement system, as determined by the board, based on the system's most recent actuarial valuation.
(3) Service credit purchased under this section must be credited for the purpose of meeting retirement eligibility and for calculating retirement benefits.