National Police Remembrance Day 2013

National Police Remembrance Day 2013

National Police Remembrance Day Ribbon

National Police Remembrance Day Ribbon

Each year, the 29th September holds a special significance for Police throughout Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. It is a day for police to pause to honour officers whose lives have been cut short while performing their duty as a police officer. This important day is also a time to remember police officers who have lost their lives through illness or other circumstances.

Please note that National Police Remembrance Day is traditionally observed on 29 September. As 29 September 2013 falls on a weekend, National Police Remembrance Day and all related services will be held on Friday, 27 September 2013.

National Police Remembrance Day is observed on the feast day for Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of police. St Michael is recognised as an archangel by the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths.

National Police Remembrance Day was first held on 29 September 1989, as a result of a joint decision at the 1988 Australasia and South West Pacific Region Commissioner’s Conference.

Find out more from the NSW Police Force Facebook page.

National Missing Persons Week 2013

This is National ‪Missing Persons Week‬. Why do people go missing? – reasons could include abduction, murder, domestic violence, misadventure, miscommunication, mental illness and of course dementia-related illnesses.

People with a mental illness are more at risk of going missing. Do you know what signs to look out for?

 

National Missing Persons Week | 28 July – 3 August 2013

Minister Praises Stronger Partnership Between Police and Crime Commission

Minister Praises Stronger Partnership Between Police and Crime Commission

Michael Gallacher - Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Michael Gallacher – Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher today praised the incredible efforts and success of the NSW Police Force and the NSW Crime Commission in ‘Strike Force Alistair’.

“This is only the beginning of a newly enhanced and stronger partnership between the NSW Police Force and the NSW Crime Commission in targeting organised crime,” Minister Gallacher said.

“The Government has reformed the Crime Commission with the foundation being a stronger relationship working side by side with the NSW Police Force.

“Today’s  result  confirms  that  together  the  NSW  Police  Force  and  the  Crime Commission are delivering exceptional results.

“The NSW Government applauds the efforts of everyone involved in this operation which has been relentless in smashing these criminal networks,” Minister Gallacher said.