353.4. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the following shall be recognized as regards a police officer transferred pursuant to section 353.3 for the sole purposes of eligibility for any benefit under the Pension Plan of the members of the Sûreté du Québec, established under the Act respecting the Syndical Plan of the Sûreté du Québec (chapter R-14) :
(1) the years of service accumulated in a permanent position within a municipal police force ;
(2) the hours of service accumulated in a non-permanent position, up to the maximum of hours, for a year, provided for in the conditions of employment applicable to the members of the Sûreté and insofar as the police officer’s employer was contributing to his or her pension plan.
Every police officer so transferred shall not be required to retire before 65 years of age or accumulating the maximum number of years of credited service under the plan, whichever occurs first.