New England branch members travelled from Armidale,
Glen Innes, Goondiwindi, Inverell, Tamworth, Tenterfield and
Warialda, to meet at the RSM Club, Inverell on the 1st September.
Our branch again took the opportunity of holding our quarterly
September meeting in conjunction with Retired Police Day. Members
accompanied by their wives attending were, George & Robyn McGilvray,
Greg & Maree Chie, Bob & Gael Drew, Lee & Helen Evans, John & Cara
Drew, Bruce Thomas, Ray Zahn, Laurie & Marion Smith, Geoffrey
Parker, Monty Ehsman, Charlie Auld, Cec Noakes, Peter Trow, and
Richard & Gail O’Dell. Also attending were Supt Fred Trench and
Chris Milne from the New England LAC, D/S/Con Andrew Chetham of the
Forensic Services Unit, Inverell and Cath Allen NSW Police Legacy.
Supt Trench presented the Commissioner’s 2016 RPA
pin to George McGilvray, Bob Drew, Charlie Auld, Bruce Thomas, John
Drew, Laurie Smith, Geoffrey Parker, Monty Ehsman, Cec Noakes, Ray
Zahn, Peter Trow, Lee Evans, Richard O’Dell & Greg Chie.
Cath Allen, Program Coordinator, "Backup for Life
Project", Police Legacy gave a detailed address to our gathering,
relating to the introduction of the ‘Backup for Life’ program.
Detective Senior Constable Andrew Chetham gave an informative talk
on changes to the gathering of forensic evidence from crime scenes
and how the information is stored and utilised.
Merry Christmas from the New England branch