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'BACKUP for LIFE'

Project Objective:

v  The primary objective of the project is to design, implement and manage post service support strategies for former NSW police officers and their immediate families.

v  Many former NSW police officers transition out of the NSW Police Force facing a broad range of challenges when returning to a civilian lifestyle, in particular mental health issues which can significantly impact on their immediate family.

 

Initiative 1: Counselling & Referral program

1800 4BACKUP – 1800 422 258

v  The NSW Police Legacy BACKUP for Life Counselling & Referral program is a confidential and free service for former NSW police officers and their immediate families

 

v  What does it cover?

o    Anxiety, depression and stress

o    Relationship and family problems

o    Grief and bereavement

o    Career transition

o    Sleep and physical well-being

o    Substance misuse and gambling

o    Building emotional resilience

 

 

Initiative 2: Mentoring program

v  The BACKUP for Life Mentoring Program has been designed to support and provide information to former NSW Police officers and their immediate families.

v  The BACKUP for Life Mentor’s Program will consist of former officers and immediate family members who have volunteered to take on this role.

v  The process to become a BACKUP for Life Mentor includes:

       Submitting an expression of interest

       Interview with panel

       Appropriate professional standards clearance

       Invitation to attend a BACKUP for Life Mentor Training Course

       Successful completion of the BACKUP for Life Mentor Training

v  What do Mentors do?

       Provide mental health first aid

       Provide empathy and support

       Refer, refer, refer

       Facilitate pathways to professional help

v  BACKUP for Life Mentor Obligations:

       Submitting basic statistical information for each intervention conducted

       Participating in annual professional development

       Engaging in regular professional supervision

v  BACKUP for Life Mentor Training:

       The length of the course is 4 days

       Each course will have about 12 participants

       The first course was held 18 – 21 October in Sydney

       More BACKUP for Life Mentoring Training courses will be held in February 2017 and April 2017 (further dates will be scheduled after the review of phase 1)

v  Interested in becoming a Mentor?

       To access an EOI form please visit www.policelegacynsw.org.au 

v  Would you like to connect with a Mentor?

o    If you require the support of a Mentor please contact the BACKUP for Life project by either:

§  backup@policelegacynsw.org.au

§  Ph: 02 9264 45 31

 

Initiative 3: EXPO 2016

v  An EXPO was held on 28 October 2016 at Rosehill Racecourse in the Grand Pavilion

v  The purpose of this EXPO was to provide information to former NSW Police Officers and their immediate families about a broad range of support services and systems to assist in the transition to civilian life.

v  68 business / organisation exhibitors – 13 former NSW police officers

v  Information sessions covered topics such as; Career Development Incentive, Family Support project, Life after the job, Aging well – the science of retirement, Resilience of change management

v  Over 800 attended the EXPO

v  Two new initiatives were launched at the EXPO:

            1. Career Development Incentive

            2. Family support Project

 

Initiative 4: Career Development Incentives

v  Eligibility criteria

       Former NSW police officers and their spouses

       Special consideration may be given to children of former NSW police officers who are 18 years and over

v  Application process:

       BACKUP for Life Career Development Incentive application form to be completed

       Up to Two successful applicants will be chosen each month

v  Conditions of Career Development Incentives:

       Successful applicants must complete a survey at the start of their career development process as well as 6 and 12 months later for evaluation and continuous improvement purposes of this incentive

       Prior to engagement by successful applicants with career development options it must be discussed and approved by the BACKUP for Life Coordinator

       Successful applicants must be engaged with the Career Development opportunity within 2 months of being notified of their successful application

v  Examples of Career Development options endorsed by this Incentive:

       Completing qualifications or engaging in the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process with a Registered Training Organisation with low level risk as identified by ASQA

       Resume and job preparation assistance ie: interview preparation

       Career coaching

       Short courses – such Microsoft office, first aid certificates

       Small business set up advice

v  When can I apply for a Career Development Incentive?

       Applications will be open 1 December 2016

       Information will be placed on www.nswpolicelegacy.org.au 14 November 2016

Initiative 5: Family Support Project

The primary objective of the BACKUP for Life project is to design, implement and manage post service support strategies for former NSW police officers and their immediate families.

Many former NSW police officers transition out of the NSW Police Force facing a broad range of challenges when returning to a civilian lifestyle, in particular mental health issues which can significantly impact on them and their immediate family.

We would love to collaborate with you, the Immediate Family, to strengthen our understanding of your needs to ensure that we develop appropriate services and support systems within the Family Support Project.

v  Focus groups

       Focus groups with former police officers and family members will be formed to ensure that this project has a solid foundation of consultation and representation. We need to know what you need in order for us to assist you in the best possible way.

 

v  Feedback

       We would love your feedback. Focus groups will be held across NSW. If you would like to be involved please email backup@policelegacynsw.org.au

To receive updates about the project:

v  To receive regular updates about the project please send the following details to:

backup@policelegacynsw.org.au

       Name

       Address

       Contact number

v  For further information please:

o    visit: www.policelegacynsw.org.au  or

o   Contact:  Cath Allen BACKUP for Life project Coordinator

§   M: 0458 052 609


'150th ANNIVERSARY POLICE FORCE MEDALLION'

It is with a great deal of pride that we announced and provided an exclusive offer to RPA members. In the spirit of the year of the 150th Anniversary of NSW Police celebrations, the RPA designed and struck a special limited edition commemorative medallion as part of our contribution to this significant event.

 

The Medallion is a double-sided metal coin which was personally inscribed with the recipient’s name. It was created in a silver/pewter like finish, 70mm in diameter and comes in its own leather covered display case.

 

 

The cost of the Medallion was considerably offset by a generous subsidy from the RPA Committee of Management.

 

Only a limited number were minted and only available for RPA members (who were members of RPA as at 1 March 2012) OR available to dependents of former RPA members who were full members at the time of their passing.

 

This unique Medallion will become a family keepsake and heirloom.

 

 

We are proud to have brought this to you.

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'ANITA COBBY MEMORIAL CHARITY DINNER RAISING FUNDS FOR GRACE’S PLACE'

Was held on Tuesday 2 February 2016 at the Diamond Auditorium, Blacktown Workers Club 55 Campbell St Blacktown.

MC: Simon Bouda, Channel Nine

Guest Honour: Kathryn Szyszka (Anita Cobby’s sister)

The event was an outstanding success.

The following is a short report by Gary Raymond;

"Wow! When I thought of having a dinner, it was going to be 200 people in the Blacktown Workers Club Ballroom to raise $10,000, to having 700+ people in the Diamond Showroom last night raising $150,000+ for Grace’s Place.

What about the Workers Club Board & Premier Mike Baird donating $50,000 each!!! Thanks so much!!!

Another great surprise. Blacktown Mayor Steve Bali announced a donation of a huge parcel of land for Grace's Place located at Doonside. Thank you Steve & Blacktown City Council !!!

Remember when we first met & subsequent meetings? The ideas, the organisation, the planning, the advice & guidance? What a team. You all are amazing people, especially the Committee & team from the Workers. Your ability to organise was outstanding. Nothing was any trouble. Liz Starr & your team take a bow!!!

Our entertainers, Paul McGovern’s band doing the “Eagles Show”, Darren Carr Comedian/Ventriloquist & Magician Rod Junor were sensational and donated their time for nothing.

Thanks to those who helped before the dinner to set up the room.

Thanks to our volunteers from Rotary & Lions on the night as well.

Can’t go past Mark Beach from Guardian Funerals, Karen Noad from Westpoint & Martha Jabour from Homicide Victims Support Group for their tireless work before & on the night. What a dynamic trio.

Again thanks to all. Grace's Place here we come."

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'Public Sector Retirees - effect of 2015 Budget 10% Cap Policy'

 

 

 

5 January 2016

Public Sector Retirees – Effect of the 2015 Budget 10% Cap policy

The “10% cap” reduces the percentage of a defined benefit pension that is exempted from the social security income test, which in some cases could be as much as 50% or more, to only 10%. That then reduces any part Age pension received. The Australian Council of Public Sector Retiree Organisations (ACPSRO) welcomes the fact that this matter is now receiving (belated) publicity. Although applied from 1 January 2016, it will only become visible to many retirees on their first pension day in January. We attach a copy of our 9 November media statement, and draw attention to the lateness of the eventual pre-Christmas advice from Centrelink to the affected retirees.

The 2015 Budget policy change seems to have been based inadequate knowledge of its financial impact on retirees, for example many of the State super schemes which were fully “funded" and re-structured to provide tax-free pensions years ago are now being hit very hard while Commonwealth public sector retirees on the lowest pensions are also receiving disproportionately severe cuts. Alternatively the Budget policy, which has been made in advance of any community-wide reform of national retirement income policy, was based primarily on an ideological dislike of public servants.

The change does not fix an anomaly, as the Government has suggested. It overturns a policy which the then-Government deliberately introduced to provide equitable treatment of these particular retirees as part of its 2007 Better Super package.

The measure affects only retirees whose superannuation pensions are so small that they have been receiving a part Age Pension. Those on higher superannuation pensions remain unaffected because they do not receive any part Age pension, although the then- Minister seemed to suggest that they were the primary target.

The number of pensioners who are affected appears to be much higher than the 16,000 originally claimed by the then-Minister in early May 2015. That seemed to be corrected very quickly by the Department of Social Services in evidence to the Senate inquiry, which referred on 11 June to 47,700 being affected. ACPSRO has been advised that 5,500 Tasmanian State superannuants alone are known to be affected, so the total for all the other States and Territories, plus the Commonwealth, plus non-government retirees on schemes like UniSuper and residual corporate defined benefit schemes, seems likely to be much higher, even before affected families are included.

The public sector retirees who are affected include not only what some might like to think of as just paper shuffling bureaucrats, but retired teachers, fire-fighters, nurses and police, people whom almost all of the public would recognise as being useful citizens. The Parliamentary consideration of the legislation was confused and rushed. Attached are details provided by two fairly typical retiree couples, plus a worked example of a Commonwealth pensioner on a very modest pension. ACPSRO suggests that the media should inquire of the then-Minister for Social Services, who proposed this budget measure, whether he and his staff are prepared to make equivalent personal financial sacrifices to restore the budgetary situation.

The Government created this problem so it is for the Government to fix it, however one obvious lesson to be learned is that retirement incomes arrangements can be very complex, due largely to frequent Government retirement incomes policy changes since 1983, and any further changes need to be based on expert knowledge.

Media Contact: Richard Griffiths

National President ACPSRO 0412 164 404  GriffithsRD@gmail.com

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'Public Service Retirees Set For Pension Shock' 

The Coalition government's "ideological dislike of public servants" could be behind the cuts to pensions set to hit tens of thousands of retirees within days, according to a leading advocacy group.

Retired police officers, fire-fighters and nurses, as well as former state and federal public servants, will see their Centrelink payments reduced under new rules, known as the "10 per cent cap" which came into force on January 1.

But the federal government says the changes simply bring the rules for retired public sector pensioners into line with those of other pensioners.

Social Services Minister Christian Porter says the changes, which will not apply to military and Veterans' Affairs pensioners, are all about consistency.

The  cap drastically reduces, from 50 per cent to 10 per cent, the proportion of a retiree's payment's from their superannuation savings that can be exempted from the Centrelink income test for the age pension.

The Australian Council of Public Sector Retiree Organisations (ACPSRO) says that many will only learn their incomes are to be slashed on the first pension day of the year. ACPSRO says it is getting calls from pensioners all around Australia whose incomes are being slashed, including a Tasmanian couple, whose only assets are their caravan and car, who have lost $161 a fortnight.

The council's president, Richard Griffiths, said the policy change ignored the original purpose of state super schemes which were fully funded and meant to provide a living income to the states' retired public sector workers. "Alternatively the budget policy, which has been made in advance of any community-wide reform of national retirement income policy, was based primarily on an ideological dislike of public servants." Mr Griffiths said.

He said the original projection that 47,000 retirees would see their pensions cut through the revised cap now looked like a gross under-estimation with 5500 state superannuants in Tasmania alone who would see their fortnightly payments slashed.

"So the total for all the other states and territories, plus the Commonwealth, plus non- government retirees on schemes like UniSuper and residual corporate defined benefit schemes, seems likely to be much higher, even before affected families are included.

"The public sector retirees who are affected include not only what some might like to think of as just paper-shuffling bureaucrats, but retired teachers, fire-fighters, nurses and police, people whom almost all of the public would recognise as being useful citizens."

But a spokesman for Mr Porter said the changes were about ending an anomaly that gave an advantage to defined benefits pensioners. "We simply want people to be treated consistently," the minister's spokesman said.

"This change will enable a fairer assessment of a person's need for income support.

"Under the previous rules for defined benefit income streams, there was an anomaly which resulted in some people having a higher deductible amount, and consequently higher income support payments.

"This meant that they may be receiving more income support than people who had the same amount of income from a different source.

Noel Towell
Reporter for The Canberra Times

'Some History and Why NSW Police Carry Firearms'

It is very interesting to understand something of the history of the use of firearms in the NSW Police since 1862. Police had been armed with rifles and pistols since establishment of the colony in 1788. However, the best that can be established is that Police were issued with firearms for general use in 1894. Knowing the frugal and tight budgetary policies of successive governments of NSW in the first 30 to 40 years of the 20th century, it seems that very little was ever expended on the purchase or training of Police with firearms.

The principal reason Police were issued with pistols in the mid 1930s was to be able to protect themselves and citizens from murderous attacks by armed and dangerous criminals. There is a Common Law Right for Police to use their firearms when there are no other means to protect life and property. This particularly applied to the arrest of armed and dangerous criminals and demented persons.

A number of Police had been fatally wounded while on duty from 1910 to1931. They included Sergeant James MacDonnell, 1911; Sergeant Edwin Hickey 1913: Const. George Duncan 1918; Const. Frederick Mitchell 1920; Const. Frederick Wolgast 1921: Const. James 1924; Const. Norman Allen 1931: and Const. Ernest Andrews 1931.

The murder of Police and citizens eventually resulted in all Police in NSW being armed with pistols.

William John McKay, a Scotsman, was the Commissioner of Police from 1935 to 1948. He had a fearful reputation as a skinflint and was a very arrogant man. He was eventually directed by the Government to arm all Police in NSW following the murder of Const. Allen & Const. Andrews in 1931 by a deranged ex-serviceman named Kennedy at Bondi Junction.

It took some years but eventually about 3,000 .32 calibre "Webley & Scott" pistols manufactured by a very old Arms firm, located in England. It is worth relating why they had been purchased. I was told the following by Sergeant Andy Kerr who was the Police Armourer, during the 1930s to the 1950s

The pistols were available at the rock bottom price of 10s shillings each ($1) plus freight. The usual price was about £5 pounds ($10) as they had been returned to the factory after rejection by a South American country a few years before. They were sub standard and defective. What a bargain for a Scotsman!

McKay jumped at the opportunity and rearmed the NSW Police for less than £2,000. These poorly designed, cheaply manufactured, ineffective and practically useless weapons proved to be a curse and danger to uniformed Police for over 30 years. They were replaced by .38 calibre special "Smith & Wesson" revolvers in the very late 1960s.

The Detective Branch at the time, had more influence and power than the Uniform Branch. They were issued with high standard .32 calibre "Colt" revolvers purchased in America. These weapons were also replaced by the .38 Special calibre "Smith& Wesson" revolvers in the late sixties.

In 1947 all NSW Police were mostly armed with .32 calibre "Webley & Scott" automatic pistols. The rest were a hotchpotch of many different .32 calibre pistols, confiscated or surrendered to the Crown. The Webley was about the cheapest and poorly manufactured pistol that could be imagined. It misfired, operated fully automatic (machine gun) and fall to pieces when being fired. It was a disgrace that they were ever purchased by the Force.

Barney Ross and I could see there were worrying trends in the increased use of firearms by criminals committing armed robberies and other serious crimes involving firearms. Our Police were in real danger as they were not trained or prepared to meet this new trend in crime.

FORMING AUSTRALIA’S FIRST POLICE EMERGENCY SQUAD

Barney, who was a strategic thinker and great Police Officer well ahead of his time and I came up with the idea of forming a volunteer emergency squad. It would consist of senior detectives, trained in the use of firearms, such as sub machine rifles and shotguns. These would match the weapons now being used by armed criminals in serious crime. The squad was to be part time only, additional to normal detective duties.

There was already a group from the safe squad and general duty detectives at the CIB who had access to .303 calibre ex army "Lee Enfield" rifles. Fortunately, with little or no training, they had carried out a number of dangerous arrests and successful operations.

They were to be the nucleus of the new volunteer squad and be trained to arrest armed and dangerous criminals, undertake siege situations and any incident where there were realistic dangers to Police. All were to be detective Sergeants or very experienced detectives.

The first move was to prepare a report for the Superintendent in charge of the CIB, Danny Calman, setting out the reason there was a need for such a squad and its proposed personnel. We had already canvassed a number of very active senior detectives attached to the branch.

Danny Calman and all senior detectives we had canvassed were very enthusiastic and fully supported the initiative. However, at Police Headquarters there was some opposition. The reasons given, amongst others, were if you arm a special squad of Police with sub machine guns, rifles and shotguns, criminals will also resort to the use of these weapons.

Eventually, a group of Superintendents at headquarters recommended to Commissioner James Scott that approval be given to form Australia’s first Police Emergency Squad. He authorized the formation of the squad, which was approved by the NSW Government.

There were subsequently a number of discussions and the inevitable committee meetings where it was decided the ballistics unit would be responsible for the development of operational strategy and training of the newly formed emergency squad.

The reason for this was that Barney Ross and I were regularly called to the scenes of crimes where firearms were involved. Detectives from the operational squads, such as the Safe, Consorting and Motor Squads, were beginning to know us very well. Barney and I were very keen not to be regarded as firearms technicians only. We aimed to have a sound knowledge of the vagaries and dangers of the use of firearms at all times, under all conditions. This proved to be of great advantage in many murder and criminal trials involving firearms in which we gave evidence over the next 25 years.

Incidentally there was no other group within the Police at the time capable of training the new squad. We readily undertook this task.

This successful strategy was the Policy of the unit for about 30 years. Colin Letherbarrow, Bruce Gibson, Paul McKinnon, Bill Hannington, Ron Milligen and John Barber were transferred to the unit as the workload increased. We all learned what it was like to be fired upon and the pressures and dangers present when a firearm is discharged in you direction.

THE CHOICE OF FIREARMS

Barney Ross and I then went searching for firearms to be used by the squad and, much to our surprise we found a number of .45 calibre Thompson sub machine guns, .30 US M1 Carbine rifles and 12g. Remington shotguns, all in mint condition stored at the Armoury and the old Police Depot at Redfern.

These US military weapons had been acquired during and after the second world war and were very suitable for Police work. The Thompson sub machine guns were only ever used for training and we had over a million rounds of .45 calibre and .30 calibre ammunition.

We then called for about 20 volunteers and received many more applications than required. Applicants were culled to 20 consisting of about 10 detective Sergeants and 10 detectives. Some already were expert riflemen, together with ex servicemen and some had no experience with firearms. All were very competent, in good physical condition and had excellent records in the force.

They were also skilled investigators and witnesses which was considered to be essential for all squad members. A very strict rule was established that if a criminal was wounded or arrested during an operation, the senior arresting officer was responsible, with his mate, for the interrogation, charging, preparation of the Court brief and giving evidence in future Court proceedings.

They were to be the Police who would confront this new class of armed and dangerous criminals, committing robberies on banks, terrorizing customers and bank staff. There was also the problem of huge cash payrolls being conveyed to very large factories and industries every week to pay all employees as proscribed by the Truck Act.

They were mostly from the Safe Consorting Squad and General Duty Detectives from the branch. They were the best, most professional and courageous Police I ever worked with.

Ross Nixon APM, BEM (Gall) Queens Comm.(BC)

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'National Police Memorial' 

The National Police Memorial was dedicated on National Police Remembrance Day, in 2006 in Canberra.  Serving and retired police from all states were in attendance and marched in procession leading to the memorial.

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'PROTOCOL FOR WEARING MEDALS' 

We have had some members discuss the dismay they have experienced at seeing medals being worn incorrectly. Information Sourced from Police Protocol Unit Sydney – Michael Jordon Please see the attached photo for the correct order of the wearing of the National Police Service Medal and the National Medal.

 Please note, the photo only shows the correct order. It is not an indication of the exact position the medals are worn on the jacket.

For this, please refer to the below 'How to Wear Medals on Civilian Clothing'.

 

 

 

HOW TO WEAR MEDALS ON CIVILIAN CLOTHING

Recipients normally receive a full-size medal, miniature and a ribbon and a small lapel badge depending on the type of award.

Males: With suitable day dress (Lounge Suit), full size orders, decorations and medals may be worn at appropriate daytime functions such as ANZAC Day. Evening functions where Lounge Suit is specified, the miniature of orders, decorations and medals are worn. In addition one neck decoration may be worn. It is not customary to wear Breast Badges, or Broad Ribands and Badges with Lounge Suit.

Females: In civilian dress may wear the orders, decorations and medals to which they are entitled under the same conditions as for men. The manner of wearing the insignia of orders, decorations and medals is the same as for males. Female recipients however may choose to mount the miniatures on a bar and to wear on such occasions. When the recipient of an Australian Honour it may be mounted on a bow in lieu of the ribbon and worn immediately below their miniature.

At evening events, such as receptions or dinners, where decorations have been prescribed, the miniature insignia is generally worn. When the recipient of an Australian Honour it may be mounted on a bow in lieu of the ribbon and worn immediately below their miniature.

Lapel badges – a feature of many Australian awards including the New South Wales Police Valour Award, Commissioners Commendation for Courage, and Commissioners Commendation for Service. Recipients may wear them provided no other insignia is being worn. (Only one single insignia of the highest award). Non sworn staff can wear the New South Wales Police Medallion Roundel or the Commissioners Long Service Award.

Ribbon bars – Sworn Members and Non Sworn: not worn on civilian attire National Honours awarded whilst in the service of the Australian Defence Forces are approved to be worn on the left side of the NSW Police Force uniform in order of precedence

 

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'Past Vale Messages! 

Vale Messages which are normally listed on our regular Vale page; are now transferred as a matter of course to a separate page every twelve months (as at 31st December).

To view them, visit the ' Past Vales' page on this site.

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'REUNIONS AND UPCOMING EVENTS'

 

NSW RETIRED POLICE FRIENDSHIP WEEK - 2017

Where: Jacaranda – Top Tourist Park North Haven on the Mid North Coast, 85 The Parade, North Haven NSW – Phone 1800 088 765

When: 4th to 11th March 2017

Contact: Northern Rivers, Brisbane & Northern Suburbs branches will be hosts this year. Any additional information required please feel free to contact me on 0418198532, Charles Halloran APM. Secretary NRBRPA.

Caravan Park:

Arrangements have been made to reserve Caravan sites 89 to 108 and some cabins so when making your booking mention ‘Retired Police Week’. A discount applies to Members of the “Top Tourist Parks” Agenda: A full agenda of activities will be made available in the next months

Sunday 5th March – welcome BBQ

Thursday 9th March – BBQ

Friday 10th March – Dinner

Each afternoon 4pm – Happy Hour in the Camp Kitchen

Comments: It is suggested that you make the necessary booking early to avoid missing out on accommodation, as there are a large number of Victorian’s travelling north around this time.

Charles Halloran APM
0418 198 532

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50 year reunion of class 109

When: Monday 12th December, 11am onwards

Where: Mosman Rowers Club, 3 Centenary Drive Mosman

Contact: Barry Hayston 9520 6460 or 0429 963 377 or 0416 472 192

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50th year Reunion Class 110

When: March/ April 2017 – 3rd April 2017 it will be 50 years since we walked out of Redfern

Where: TBA

Contact: John Scott 0412 087 770 jdscott@hunterlink.net.au

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BACK TO BARRIER LAC REUNION

This event is open to those servicing and retired Police Officers and their families, as well as those unsworn members and their families, who are serving, or have serviced in the Barrier Local Area Command covering stations including Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe, Wentworth, Dareton and Buronga.

 

Where: This event will be held at the DEMO Club, Argent Street, Broken Hill.

When: Weekend of 13th & 14th May 2017

 

 

Saturday the 13th of May 2017, commencing at 5.00pm.  There will be no formal 'sit down' meal organised. "Meet and Greet Drinks" will commence at 5.00pm. There is a Bistro and a Cafe inside the Club. So if you want to have a meal, simply head off with family and friends at your own leisure. Of course, the bar will be open for your enjoyment.

The Club will provide a room for those attending to reunite with people in private, away from other Club users.

Recovery Day Sunday 14th May 2017 To be held at Silverton on Sunday. Details to be finalized, your suggestions welcome.

Contact: facebook.com/backtobarrier2017 or simply place ‘Back to Barrier ' into the Facebook search engine. Or our internet page... http://backtobarrier.yolasite.com/

Ray and Sandra 0429 005 487

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Class 182 – proposed reunion of Class 182

We are seeking members of Class 182 who graduated from the Redfern Poice Academy on 28th May 1982 and who are keen to attend a class reunion.

Where: Sydney, venue TBA

When: TBA

Contact: Trevor Carroll trecarr@aapt.net.au - Karen Inglese (Kelso) Karen.inglese@cba.com.au

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