meaning of ‘put in for your twenty’

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!


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.

Source : Link , Question Author : DayDreaming , Answer Author : David M

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