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ALSO THIS MONTH
> BUSHFIRE ROYAL
> MACDIARMID FAMILY
> POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY
AND MORE ...
Above & beyond
the call of duty
The men and women of the force
protect us all by bravely putting
themselves in harm’s way.
On the occasion of Blue Ribbon
Day, all our team would like to
extend their grateful, ongoing
and heartfelt thanks.
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THE POLICE ASSOCIATION (VICTORIA) JOURNAL
The Police Association (Victoria) Journal is published
twelve times a year. 03 President’s Message 26 Delegate Profile
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The Police Association or of its officers. The Association
publishes all material herein from various sources on Commission report 29 Your Super
the understanding that it is both authentic and correct
and cannot accept any responsibilities for inaccuracies.
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> BUSHFIRE ROYAL
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> POLICE REMEMBRANCE DAY
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The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 01
> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
fter the recent Executive policy without supporting any political party.
elections we have two new Then, it is up to you which party’s views you Brian rix > PRESIDENT
members committing to serve think is best able to support your profession
you. Welcome to Colin Birch and vote accordingly.
and Dean Anderson. I am sure
they will represent all members’ interests Annual General Meeting
to the best of their ability, especially in the The Executive of the Police Association has
lead up to the State election. Of course authorised a strategy to improve current Association has
with two new members, two others have
to make way. Gerry De Vries and Diane
asset holdings by selling off a tract of land
at Coldstream. The strategic direction is
once again returned
Wilson provided enormous support and to make available those funds for more a profit for the
intestinal fortitude through some very trying
times. I thank both members on behalf of
appreciating assets and improving members’
welfare. The Annual General Meeting has
all the membership for their commitment to ratify decisions of this nature. Hopefully,
to helping their fellow Police Association by the time you read this, members have
the Commission to support our members
members. Meanwhile Delegate Glenn ratified the Executive’s direction. Our
who discharged their duties in extreme
Holland and Gerry De Vries are contesting vision of the future is to provide even more
circumstances. Clearly, our members on
a single 12-month vacancy that at time of services to you.
the ground acted above and beyond the
writing has not been decided. I’m confident
Police Association status call of duty. We know that many of our
that either will prove to be a very worthy
members still suffer from psychological
candidate to take on the Executive functions The Police Association has once again
trauma. As always, The Police Association
of your Police Association. returned a profit for the financial year.
will be there to continue to support those
The Administration, Executive and
Political Pledges to Policing members who need assistance.
Delegates have contributed to our strong
We have made it abundantly clear to financial and political position. We intend I am sure the Victoria Police Force will take
all state and federal politicians that to continue that trend. on board the Commission’s findings and
policing needs commitments from them hopefully improve systems and processes
to ensure we can sustain our safe and Bushfire Royal Commission to ensure that if such a catastrophic event
orderly community to the best of our The bushfire Royal Commission has finally occurs in our state again, the Force will be
ability. For our state election, we intend handed down its recommendations. Your better prepared to support our hard working
to comment on how we view a particular Police Association was represented at members on the ground.
TPaV MEMBEr BEnEFiTS >>
are you taking unpaid leave?
Did you know you can defer your Police Association membership? If you are going on
unpaid maternity leave, leave without pay or are on an ESSS pension, your Association
membership can be deferred.
Please call Tracey Morgan or Sue Thorley on 1800 800 537 from the Membership team
to discuss your options.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 03
> SECRETARY’S MESSAGE
The Association responds to
the Bushfire Royal Commission
irst and foremost, I am pleased and Emergency Services or the Chief
that none of our members Commissioner must notify the Premier GrEG DaViES > SECRETARY
came in for any criticism for about the possibility of declaring a
their actions on Black Saturday. disaster as soon as the minister of
The Royal Commission has, Chief Commissioner becomes aware of for police? If so, how are we to identify the
in effect, recognised that our members circumstances that make it a reasonable "vulnerable", how do we find them and
universally reacted on the day in the best possibility that the criteria have been met. how do we establish if residents in isolated
way they could. properties have stayed or left?
The declaration of a state of disaster
For The Police Association, several of the is a powerful tool for managing an The Police Association made a detailed
Commission’s 67 recommendations are emergency. In a sense, it can be compared submission to the bushfires inquiry and
significant. to the effect of martial law. Suddenly, we got a very fair hearing. Now we will be
authorities have power to control a disaster looking to see that the Victorian Government
It is recommended that the title of
virtually however they see fit, including implements the changes recommended.
Coordinator in Chief of Emergency
commandeering helicopters or privately
Management be removed from the Minister We will also monitor the government’s
owned earthmoving equipment.
for Police and Emergency Services. promise on another vital issue which
In terms of evacuation procedures, the affects the safety of the public and our
The recommendation further states that the
Association is pleased the Royal Commission own members.
Chief Commissioner of Police be designated
has not recommended forced evacuation.
Coordinator in Chief. This relates to improvement in emergency
We’ve all seen footage from American forest services communications.
We support this move because no system
fires where people refusing to leave their
should give a politician responsibility On Black Saturday we had significant
properties are arrested, handcuffed and
for managing an emergency response. problems in various areas because police
dragged away by police.
Only someone with operational knowledge using the metropolitan communications
should be in charge. We don’t want to see that happen here and network couldn’t talk to those on the
the Association doesn’t want its members country network, even though in some
Another recommendation deals with an
put in that position. It can lead to a stand cases they were only about 200 metres
issue which the Association believes was
off and we don’t want to end up with a siege from one another.
wrongly handled on February 7, 2009.
in the middle of a disaster area.
In fact, the communications system was
As the fires spread rapidly, there was no
While we are pleased the Commission so poor that some of our metropolitan
recommendation to the Premier to declare
stopped short of backing compulsory members on roadblock duty in rural
a state of disaster.
evacuation, we are concerned that it locations were left there for long periods
If you are not going to make this declaration says the government’s approach should without portable communication. We may
in the midst of the worst natural disaster in "include consideration of plans for assisted have been lucky they survived unscathed.
Australia’s history when would you envisage evacuation of vulnerable people".
Our rural and metropolitan communications
this legislation might be used?
That poses problematic questions for police. must be compatible and we await the
The Commission has recommended Who categorises whom as vulnerable? government pledge to make this happen
that in future, the Minister for Police Who performs the evacuation? Is it a job by 2012.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 05
2009 Bushfires Royal
Commission delivers its
he Final Report of the 2009 often without a means of communication. course of Black Saturday and despite
Bushfires Royal Commission The Strategic Framework is intended to receiving briefings which left her with the
was presented to the Governor rectify these communication difficulties. clear impression that Victoria was "facing
of Victoria, Professor David de a disaster", Ms Nixon left the IECC at
The Final Report concludes that the Strategic
Kretser AC, on Saturday, July 6:00pm and returned to her home and then
Framework adopted by the Government
31 2010. The report was then presented attended a dinner with her husband and
in April of this year will ultimately lead to
to the Premier and tabled in Parliament. some friends at a hotel. The Commission
intra-operability between metropolitan and
It is now available online at the 2009 concluded that it was not satisfactory
rural radio networks for Victoria Police. While
Royal Commission website (www. that Ms Nixon was absent during this
the timing of implementation is yet to be
royalcommission.vic.gov.au). period while aware of the disaster which
determined, the successful establishment
Communications of a statewide communication system is
consistent with the position adopted by The The Commission stated that Ms Nixon’s
In the July edition of the Police Association
Police Association in its submissions before approach to Emergency Coordination and
Journal, we outlined the measures that
the Royal Commission and is a welcome her statutory responsibilities left much to
have already been announced by the
development. be desired. The Commission also expressed
Government in response to concerns
dismay at Ms Nixon’s approach to giving
pursued by the Police Association during The Final Report has recommended in
evidence before it. The Commission drew
the bushfire hearings. the interim that Victoria Police ensure its
attention to the fact that aspects of Ms
members are provided with radio handsets
These announcements included provision Nixon’s written statement and oral evidence
compatible with the network for the area
in the 2010-2011 State Budget for the before the Commission were inaccurate
to which they are deployed. Appropriate
centralization of regional D-24s to the and incomplete. Ms Nixon attributed
training, as well as backup communications
ESTA facility in Ballarat and the "Emergency the deficiencies in her evidence to poor
systems such as mobile phones and CFA
Services Communications Strategic memory, assumptions and lack of support
radios, have also been recommended by
Framework" which will focus on ensuring in preparing her statement. The fact that
that information and equipment is simple Ms Nixon had a practice of not keeping
and intuitive to use and ensure that field Command and Control notes or a log book during her tenure as
personnel who are required to carry a voice Chief Commissioner was singled out by the
The commissioners have acknowledged the
radio will not be expected to carry more than Commissioners as a matter which should " ...
need for strong and effective leadership in
one radio capable of roaming seamlessly constitute a salutary reminder to emergency
situations such as those experienced on
between the statewide network. services personnel at all levels of the
February 7 2009. The Commission observed
importance of keeping an activity log".
The Commission acknowledged the that then Chief Commissiner Christine
communication difficulties between the Nixon took a "hands off" approach to her The Commission concluded that while
analogue and digital networks operating in responsibilities as State Co-ordinator of strong and effective leadership was required
rural and metropolitan areas and the fact the State Emergency Response Plan and on Black Saturday, the leadership provided
that metropolitan police members deployed Chief Commissioner of Police. Ms Nixon by those ultimately responsible for the
to rural areas on Black Saturday were attended to personal matters during the operational response was found wanting.
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Tony WalSh > LEGAL MANAGER
Traffic Management Point Policy commitment to provide a dedicated liaison very limited information" and "They exercised
The Commissioners concluded that officer to deal with traffic management initiative and sound judgment". In the words
roadblocks play an important part in should result in an improvement in of the Commissioners " ... the Commission
maintaining public safety during the communication between the ICC and police commends the officers for their bravery
bushfires. More than 4,500 roadblocks were on roadblocks during bushfires. and decisiveness. They made a controversial
established on or after Black Saturday. The decision, but they made it with the safety
Recognition of Police and Other of the public foremost in their minds and
Final Report identified a number of systemic
Emergency Services Workers successfully delivered those involved to
problems with the way roadblocks operated
including inflexibility, poor communication The Commission has expressly a safer place".
and denying access to firefighters. acknowledged all those who placed their
Several matters advanced in the
lives at risk to fight the fires that burned
Following the commencement of the submissions on behalf of The Police
in Victoria in January and February 2009.
Royal Commission, new guidelines for Association are reflected in the final
Its gratitude was extended to all firefighters,
the operation of traffic management recommendations including clarification
police and other emergency services workers
points were issued in October 2009. The of the roles created under the Emergency
recognizing that were it not for their efforts,
Police Association raised concerns in Management Act 1986. The Commissioners
the damage and loss on Black Saturday
its submissions relating to a number of have also recommended that the State
would have been greater.
aspects of the new guidelines, in particular, consider amending the Emergency
the need for CFA personnel to be able Significantly, the commissioners have made Management Act 1986 to require either
to produce proper identification in order no significant criticism of individual police the Minister or the Chief Commissioner
to pass roadblocks during a bushfire. members with respect to the events of Black to consult the Premier about the possibility
The Commissioners have made a formal Saturday (other than the matters pertaining of declaring a State of disaster for all or part
recommendation that the CFA now provide to the conduct and evidence of former of Victoria when warranted. Amendments
to all CFA volunteers an identification card to Chief Commissioner). The Commissioners to the Country Fire Authority Act 1958 will
facilitate their passage through roadblocks. accepted that the response to the fires now mean that responsibility for issuing
on February 7 was characterized by many warnings rests with the fire authorities
The Commissioners have also observed that
people trying their best in extraordinarily rather than Victoria Police.
there was poor communication between
the Incident Control Centre and the police The Police Association looks forward to the
responsible for traffic management including It is particularly pleasing that the bravery implementation of improvements to Victoria
many instances where police established of members has been justly recognised Police communications under the Strategic
road closures without directions from an in the case of Senior Constables Kenneth Framework. Victoria Police members can
incident controller. The Commissioners Dwight, Peter Collyer, Ian Hamill and Andrew be justifiably proud of the response by
have observed that the introduction of the Walker who made the decision to evacuate individuals on Black Saturday and the fact
ability of an incident controller to delegate the people gathered at Gallipoli Park oval in that the actions of those actively engaged
responsibility for traffic management Marysville. The commissioners observed that in the emergency response has been widely
to another member of the Incident Senior Constables Dwight, Collyer, Hamill and acknowledged and, in some instances,
Management Team and Victoria Police’s Walker "had to make snap judgments using the subject of commendation.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 07
> LEGAL NEwS
Legal Advice after a Police
Shooting or Fatal Accident
Tony WalSh > LEGAL MANAGER
The association’s legal ach incident is different and the
circumstances of each incident will
It is important
Manager, Tony Walsh, dictate the advice that is given. that you submit to
says that it is an Whether the person shot sustains
fatal or non-fatal injuries, the
unfortunate reality that Homicide Squad will generally be involved procedures and speak
whilst performing your in the investigation. Officers from the
Ethical Standards Department oversee the to any investigator
duties, you may become investigation and will also be present. The
involved in an incident fact that ESD members are present does ... seek legal advice.
not necessarily mean that any police officer
where you or one of is under investigation for complicity in a
criminal or a disciplinary offence. They are
your colleagues will normally there to oversee the investigation
circumstances of the incident; but not
before you seek legal advice. You should
shoot a person whilst as a result of a recommendation made by
contact the appropriate representative
the State Coroner some years ago.
acting in self defence, There is also a possibility that the OPI may
at The Police Association who will arrange
for you to receive preliminary legal
or defence of another be involved. advice at no cost to you, from The Police
person. The purpose of After the shooting it is standard practice
Association’s preferred solicitors.
for you to be segregated from other Historically over the past 20 years, every
this article is to provide police officers who were present at the police officer who has been involved in a
you with basic advice in shooting. That alleviates the possibility of police shooting has made a statement. The
an allegation of you "comparing notes" with statement is not made under caution, and
relation to your rights other members prior to being spoken to. would probably be admissible evidence
and what you should Depending on the extent of your
against the police officer if he or she was
charged with any criminal offence. During
and should not do. involvement, you should expect that your
firearm may be removed and you may be
that time, no police officer has refused to
make a statement after a police shooting
swabbed for gunshot residue. As you may
and apart from one exception, no police
have been involved in a "critical incident" as
officer has had his or her rights administered
defined by s85A of the Police Regulation Act
pursuant to s.464 of the Crimes Act. That is,
1958, the Chief Commissioner or his delegate
only one person has been "cautioned" as a
may direct that you supply a sample of your
suspect over that period.
breath, a sample of your urine, or allow a
registered medical practitioner to take a However, before making a statement,
sample of your blood, for the purpose of you should ensure that you have first
testing for the presence of alcohol or a drug obtained legal advice to ensure that in
of dependence. the circumstances of your incident, it is
appropriate that you do so.
It is important that you submit to
appropriate forensic procedures and In a recent police shooting, it was proposed
speak to any investigator regarding the that rather than taking a statement in
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the traditional form, a ‘statement by
video’ would be conducted. After seeking
There are very valid reasons why you
clarification of what procedures would
be involved in taking the "statement
should not participate in any tape-recorded
by video", it transpired that what in effect discussion about the circumstances
was being done was a video and audio
recorded interview rather than the taking surrounding a shooting.
of a statement.
Alternatively, if over a period of some time, There have been a couple of occasions
On the basis of legal advice that was
a detailed and comprehensive statement over the past 12 months where police
rendered to each of the members, they
is taken in the traditional way, you will officers who have been involved in a
declined to participate in that process.
have the opportunity to ensure that the shooting have not sought legal advice
Each of them made statements in the
written statement accurately reflects what prior to making a statement. Whilst there
traditional form. There may be very valid
it is you wish to say, before you sign it. is obviously no obligation upon you to do so,
reasons why you should not participate
Anything that you express badly or clumsily it is a service that is provided to you by The
in any tape recorded discussion about the
can be rectified before it is signed. That Police Association and one that you should
circumstances surrounding a shooting. It is
rectification or amendment cannot take avail yourself of.
unlikely that, mentally, you will be at your
place if it is tape recorded. Finally, under no circumstances should
optimum. You may have been awake for
many hours. You may be extremely anxious Accordingly, it is our view, based on anyone ever contemplate participating in a
or stressed about the incident you have strong legal advice, that you should not re-enactment. Previous cases have revealed
been involved in and your account to the contemplate participating in any tape how problematic this procedure can be.
investigating officer, if tape recorded, may recorded interview no matter what name is The contents of this article are equally
not be a calm and considered one. It will be a given to it by the investigators. Provided you applicable to the procedures that are
permanent record of your account on which have sought legal advice and you are feeling adopted after a fatal car accident. Again, you
you may later be examined at a Coronial well enough to do so, a written statement should seek legal advice before committing
inquest if the shooting results in a fatality. can be made in the traditional way. yourself to an initial account.
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The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 09
Checks for Police
The Police Association,
along with Victoria
Police and the CPSU,
have teamed up with
WorkSafe Victoria to
offer free WorkHealth
checks for all Victoria
he checks are designed to
complement the existing Victoria Blood pressure?
Police Health and Fitness
Inspector Danny Bodycoat,
Manager of Health Promotion and Support,
says that with the internal program
"because of the numbers we haven’t the
wherewithal to reach every employee. With
the WorkHealth checks we will be able to
reach out to everybody in the state".
WorkHealth checks will be conducted over
a six month period, starting this month.
A schedule outlining when they will be
Check the things you can’t see.
coming to your area is available on the Get a FREE WorkHealth check here on: ___________________________________________________________
Victoria Police intranet.
They only take 15 minutes and are completely confidential
Inspector Bodycoat says even one man
To book visit https://portal.onsitehealthsolutions.com/bookings/
stations will be catered for, with WorkHealth
professionals travelling to centres within
reasonable access for those stations. 12 5
The free assessments are confidential CPSU
and take 15 minutes.
Members who choose to do a WorkHealh
> fill out a questionnaire about health
> receive information and advice on leading "We want this to be a great new beginning,"
habits, including food and exercise
a healthy lifestyle says Inspector Bodycoat. "It should be the
> have blood pressure, cholesterol, blood > be advised to visit a GP if further tests first step in them taking responsibility for
glucose and waist measurements taken are required their own wellbeing."
> receive results on the spot, including Members who choose to participate will You can book in for the health checks by
level of risk for type 2 diabetes and be permitted to undertake the tests while visiting https://portal.onsitehealthsolutions.
cardiovascular disease on duty. com.bookings/
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> IR NEwS
BOCC: Members deserve respect,
common courtesy and proper process
from their employer
obody disputes the wisdom of granted overdue compensation after the
beefing up our chronically under- Association successfully negotiated the
resourced frontline but, however introduction of a Disturbance Allowance.
worthy this end, nothing justifies A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), was
the manner in which the BOCC recently signed by both The Police Association ChriS KEnnEDy >
process has unfolded. and the employer and comes off the back INDuSTRIAL RELATIoNS
Putting to one side the merits or otherwise of the 2007 Workplace Agreement which
acknowledged that work patterns of coverts
of whether certain sworn positions should be
civilianised, the Force had a clear choice on how needed to be examined for these members.
it should approach this task from the outset − The MOU stated that an allowance would aligning the salary structure of specialist
and it could have chosen the right way. be brought in to effect to compensate members at forensic to that which applies
This would have involved a sensitive employees for disturbance outside of work to fingerprints experts with whom they
recognition that the sworn positions hours, frequent changes to start times and share the same qualifications and expertise.
identified for civilianisation are occupied by duty locations. Payment of the allowance
In essence our objective is to achieve salary
real people who deserve nothing less than will be available to eligible members in:
justice for these members at forensics as
to be treated with respect, common courtesy the State Surveillance Unit (SSU), Technical
they have earned the same level of expertise
and within the industrial rules that prescribe Support Unit (TSU), Source Development
and possess the same qualifications as
the proper process - attributes that should Unit (SDU), Undercover Unit (UCU) and the
members who perform work in fingerprints.
underpin any approach from an organisation Security Intelligence Group (Covert Unit).
that values its people. The two tiered allowance will be paid Since the 2007 Workplace Agreement, which
according to the parameters: promised to examine sergeant positions
Unfortunately, to the great distress of the
in relation to the professionalisation of
many affected members, an alternative > Disturbance Allowance 1 (DA-1) will be
forensics, The Police Association has been in
process emerged. payable to members (at rank of Constable
negotiations with the Force to align the salary
Last month, The Police Association engaged to Senior Sergeant) who work regular
structures for all expert members working in
in a series of urgent meetings with Force rostered availability
forensics, with the fingerprints structure.
representatives on this issue in order to > Disturbance Allowance 2 (DA-2) will be
identify what went wrong and to ensure payable to members (at rank of Constable Earlier this year the Association
that the flawed processes adopted were to Senior Sergeant) who are not regularly successfully negotiated a Memorandum
corrected as soon as possible. rostered on availability of Understanding (MOU), with the Victoria
Police Force, that agreed to align the salary
Many of these issues have been communicated The allowance has been back-dated to July
structure of expert senior constables
to affected members and are a matter of record. 1 2008.
at ballistics and crime scene units with
At the time of writing the Association has been The rate of this allowance will adjust in fingerprints. While this represented
in regular dialogue with the Force to fix the many line with percentage increases in salaries a successful outcome for the senior
procedural anomalies that have caused affected prescribed in the current industrial agreement. constables involved, the Force resisted
members much needless stress and anxiety. Members should also note that the the notion that such an outcome should
While the prospect of correcting these issues introduction of this allowance will not extend to supervisors (unfortunately this
may not totally undo the distress caused discount other penalty rates, so rostered has created an anomaly where experts
to affected members, we hope that some availability and commuted overtime will are receiving a greater salary than their
clarity and certainty will be achieved − both continue to apply. expert supervisors).
of which have been absent to this point. If members have any queries regarding this This has prompted the Association to file
While the BOCC project has been a mess, new allowance, they should contact the a dispute with FairWork Australia (the
we nevertheless remain hopeful that further Association’s IR section on (03) 9468 2600. independent industrial umpire) on behalf
talks scheduled with the Force will result of these members. The Association is of the
Pursuing pay justice
in all outstanding matters of dispute being strong view that these members should
for forensic specialists
not be earning an inferior salary to other
The existing situation that sees forensic
We will keep members informed of further members who do the same job.
specialists who share the same
developments as they arise.
qualifications as fingerprints experts but not This dispute formally commenced with
Disturbance Allowance win the same salary structure has been a long- a conciliation hearing on Thursday 12
for Covert and support Areas standing concern of the Association. August 2010.
Members from the Intelligence and Covert In 2004 the Association served a claim on Members will be updated as developments
Support Department have finally been the Victoria Police Force with a view to arise in this matter.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 11
The Mounted Branch ...
When a violent protest erupted outside the Bob
Jane T-marts store in oakleigh in March, the
Mounted Branch wasn’t there. The officer in
charge of the branch, Senior Sergeant Claire Shaw,
thinks it could have been. ABOVE: S/C Natalie Shaw and LSC Jody Galway.
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photos by gregnoakes.com
a Time of Change
laire says that event was a classic "We are going out to regions and finding out Riding ability is no longer the key
example of why the Mounted their hot spots, their crime, their traffic and to a successful application.
Branch is on the march, to change anti-social behaviour issues and deploying
"We are looking for people with a strong
the perception in Victoria Police of the troops out there very much on a regular
operational background," says Claire, who
what it is and what it does. basis," says Claire. "That ultimately feeds
reviewed what she found when she came
back up. Regional managers start to have an
"It’s about highlighting the unit as an to the branch 18 months ago.
appreciation that the Mounted Branch is all
operational police unit. I think in some
about assisting them." "In some ways the branch had lost its way
quarters it still is considered that we
a little bit," she says. "There was a dedicated
are a P.R. unit and that’s really no longer What follows on from there are changes to
need to review our selection, recruitment,
in existence." the branch’s recruitment strategy.
the type of person we were getting in here
In fact, she says, only two percent of the Expressions used by the branch to and the skill sets that will be required in
branch’s work comprises ceremonial duties. describe a good quality applicant include the future for the branch to remain flexible
"independent, operationally experienced, enough to respond to the needs of modern
"The core function of the unit is supporting
gutsy, strong mental resilience". day policing.
operational police," says Claire.
Note the absence of "expert horse rider". Continued on page 15
"Often, regions get information, in advance,
and Bob Jane was a classic example. There
may have been information about that job
that came in two or three days prior to it
happening. We could actually have been
notified and could have rostered two or four
or six horses to have been deployed out
there as a high visibility, which, oftentimes,
is enough as a deterrent.
"The information we received later on
was that people did know. We could have
While the logistics of deploying horses
to a job usually means the branch requires
notification in advance of possible trouble,
brawling incidents last month at Craigieburn
are an example of an immediate response.
"Don’t discount us at short notice," says
Mounted Branch Acting Sergeant Wayne
Gatt, who is also a Police Association
"The first we knew police were expecting a
flare up was at 11 o’clock in the morning. We
were advised the local police were putting
together a scratch crew. We volunteered and
deployed a patrol to assist the foot police. We
had two horses there at the midday briefing.
"We’ll often have members we can redirect
and deploy to emerging priorities.
"Getting people to think about us, particularly
when they’re struggling for resources is
important. Often that’s when there’s potential
for injury to occur. If we can attend, the potential
for injury to members is greatly reduced."
Spreading the word of the Mounted Branch’s TOP: Senior Sergeant Claire Shaw. (Police Association photo) ABOVE: Making friends on patrol.
capabilities is a high priority.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 13
Tullamarine Melbourne Airport 2 (External),
Cnr Melbourne Drv & Centre Rd, Tullamarine
Ph: (03) 9310 4277
Proud Supporter of The Police
ABOVE: LSC Jody Galway (L) and S/C Natalie Shaw in Federation Square on patrol.
Continued from page 13 dusty dampness and that unmistakeable is presented so they have to make sure the
"We’re not going to select people out purely equine odour. horse is kept clean, that its mane and tail
because they’ve never been given an are kept trimmed and just general overall
A modest sign "Mounted Branch" is the only
opportunity to develop riding skills. Western appearance."
evidence from the outside of the vastness
Australia has gone to that model and it is
and nature of what lies within. The building Indeed, Noble Duty and Persiaton are no
done internationally, whereby they will take
has been occupied by the Mounted Branch sideshow nags when patrolling the CBD.
a non-rider in and train that person."
for nearly 100 years and while there have Their tails are trimmed to a military precision
Vacancies currently exist at the unit, which been many a bid to acquire it for more arts bluntness, their coats gleaming.
has 30 members when at full strength and facilities, police have managed to resist,
On a recent Saturday night, while two horses
26 horses. citing its strategic location. The horses are
were deployed to Geelong for a crackdown
mostly stabled at the branch’s training
"We absolutely encourage people to come on unruly nightclub behaviour, Noble Duty,
facility at Attwood, near the airport, so a city
here and try to get temporary duties," says ridden by Senior Constable Natalie Shaw
location from which members can deploy
Mounted Branch Sergeant Lisa Royce. A and Persiaton, ridden by Leading Senior
month would be enough for them to see Constable Jody Galway, patrolled the city.
what it’s like. You’d get a great insight." Horses are transported from Attwood
"We’ll be going around to the licensed
depending on the upcoming roster. Each
Wayne, who is himself on secondment premises, checking them all," says Jody.
branch member is allocated a particular
from the Dog Squad, says, " The Special "We check on the bouncers, see that they’re
horse. Lisa Royce, who’s worked there 15
Support Department traditionally is very all happy.
years, has 12-year old Rubicon.
difficult to get temporary duties in because
"If we come across foot patrols talking to
of the specialist skills required, so to get a "You do get a bond with your horse,"
somebody we’ll go up, stand behind them,
workplace that’s willing to look at people and she says. "In a crowd control situation
in case the person fires up and in that case
say ‘give us a go,’ is a fantastic opportunity." it can become quite handy to have that
we’ll tell the foot police to get out of the way
The first thing that would strike a newcomer and we’ll deal with them."
to the Mounted Branch is the "office". It’s Lisa says that when she has a shift, "the
The horse patrol is a public attraction.
located in South Melbourne, in the heart horse would be brought in from the training
Whenever the horses are still for a minute,
of the arts precinct. Across the road is the complex and if I was on patrol it would
people crowd around to pat them and take
sparkling, ambient-lit Melbourne Recital be washed up, ready to go, so that when
photographs. Wayne Gatt sees their high
Centre. Around the corner is the National I came in I would go and collect my gear,
visibility to the public in a very positive light.
Gallery of Victoria. get my OSTT equipment issued, exercise
"Because it’s not just them that’s seeing
the horse in the riding school. That shows
Actors rehearsing lines, musicians tuning them. It’s the crooks as well."
there’s nothing wrong with the horse. Then
instruments and art patrons speaking in
you go out to where your patrol might be.
hushed tones in galleries where a speck
It might be the CBD, so you would ride from Have a view about this story?
of dust is never found sit incongruously
here. If it's away, you would need a float. Send your comments or feedback to
within metres of a huge animal arena and
stables of snuffling, whinnying horses, "The rider is responsible for how the horse
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 15
The MacDiarmid Story ...
They Are Not Alone
ABOVE: Peter MacDiarmid, Former Victoria Police
Chaplain and Police Association life member
Rev. Jim Pilmer and Sheila MacDiarmid.
Twenty years after their daughter Last year Peter Harrington called Reverend
Jim Pilmer, the retired Victoria Police Senior
disappeared, the parents of Sarah Chaplain and Police Association life member
who now does part time duties with the
MacDiarmid are reaching out to other Homicide Squad in the area of victim support,
and asked him to contact the MacDiarmids
families struck by similar tragedy. to see if he could be of service in the lead
up to the anniversary. After meeting the
family, Jim brought the website idea back
hey have set up a website Sarah’s brother, Alisdair, to discuss their to the Homicide members, who immediately
designed to support and guide thoughts and feelings. thought of former squad member Con
people through the unique grief Mitropoulos, who now runs a website design
It was Sheila’s brainchild and turned into
that is experienced in a case of business. Jim says Con backed the concept
a triumph of good over evil.
"missing, presumed murdered". with insight, enthusiasm and generosity.
The MacDiarmids, who have suffered at the
Sheila and Peter MacDiarmid don’t want In the telling of the website development,
hand of humanity in its most cruel form, are
to counsel people; they want to listen this is the point where Peter MacDiarmid
overwhelmed by the fine, decent people who
to them via a website where people breaks down.
willingly and eagerly supported their family
share thoughts about what they’ve gone
and turned the website into a reality. He describes the above-mentioned people,
through. They want to help people avoid
who have helped him, as "pure" and says he
the pitfalls they tumbled into, such as They start with Detective Sergeant Peter
realises how good people can be.
the unwise and hasty decisions they Harrington of the Homicide Squad, who
made in the wake of trauma and without was aware that July 2010 would mark 20 years With that, this story suddenly goes from
adequate advice. They want to highlight since the unsolved disappearance of Sarah from being about some information that’s going
the problems faced when a case falls Kananook railway station, near Frankston. onto computers to something else; one
into the gap between "missing person" about gratitude and compassion.
It was a Wednesday night. Sarah caught
and "homicide". They want to instigate
a train from Flinders St. about 9 p.m. with Jim responds to Peter, "People realise how
changes in support services offered to
two friends, who disembarked earlier than good you are too and it shouldn’t have
people in their circumstance.
she. Police established that Sarah got off happened to you. It’s not right. There’s a very
Furthermore, they hope notalone.com.au at Kananook and headed for the car park. deep sense of wanting to compensate for
enables brothers and sisters, who have lost The next day, blood was found beside and that by the very small things we can do. And
a loved sibling, to be able to get in touch with on her car. through you, that will help other people."
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ABOVE: The website, notalone.com.au, featuring a photo of Sarah MacDiarmid. ABOVE: Sheila MacDiarmid.
The MacDiarmids felt confident they were on to educate doctors to be more conscious established for families like his.
the right track with the website when, after of making referrals.
"I acknowledge there are not many of us but
media coverage of the 20th anniversary of
In the early stages of their suffering, that’s why it shouldn’t be hard to set up," he
Sarah’s disappearance, there were 130 hits,
says Peter, "there was no guidance for us. says. "It’s not the numbers. It’s the severity
including from Indonesia.
There wasn’t a social worker who arrived of the circumstances.
"That brought home that this is a worldwide at the door.
"Our situation is so unusual that there
things," says Jim. "People are missing,
"Sheila was back to work within two weeks is nothing.
believed murdered, in all parts of the world."
of Sarah disappearing.
"I hope this website can be a source
The MacDiarmids say not only do you
"We were aware of this huge money of change to what is officially available
fall into a gap with what services are
pressure. I should have said to Sheila ‘forget in support services."
offered with a "missing, believed murdered,"
it. I don’t care what happens to the house,
case, but also experience a particular type Jim Pilmer says the MacDiarmids have
you cannot go back to work’ but the brain
of distress. aroused his interest in the area of victim
isn’t operative, the shock is so tremendous
support and he takes a different view to
"We’re suffering like somebody who’s been that you’re not thinking clearly."
the social worker path. "I’ve called some
in the homicide side and we’re suffering
Through notalone.com.au Peter says meetings recently to try to look at how we
in the same way as when somebody’s
"We’re just listening and talking about the can have a victims’ chaplaincy service in
missing," says Sheila.
problems we had. We’re not offering advice. Victoria because there are so many gaps.
"As far as the police are concerned, Sarah’s We’re not counselling; there are people People just don’t get the service they need.
been murdered," says Peter, "but by the trained to do that. What we’re saying is, I think possibly the only way is through a
same token, all along the line, senior police this is what happened to us. What do they chaplaincy service."
have said we can’t give up hope without think is happening to them?"
Sheila says if the website is going to help
proof. It’s most peculiar.
"I just thought there was a big hole somebody, that will help her. "We would
"If it was a missing persons website, well, somewhere that we really should try like it to be a sharing website. We’ve got
they could be missing for any number and mend," says Sheila. this area for anyone who’s in the same
of reasons. With homicide, there are huge situation as us if they would like to have
As well as telling Sarah’s story, the website
support groups building already. We’re in their son or daughter put on the website
details a number of support services, has
the middle. with a wee story about what happened
a link to make direct contact with Alisdair,
"And there are a heck of a lot of people in our who was 21 when he lost his sister, and,
situation that you don’t even know about." at this stage, profiles one other case,
that of Terry Floyd, who, at the age of 12, Have a view about this story?
Through her work as a nurse, Sheila says
disappeared near Avoca on June 28, 1975. Send your comments or feedback to
she has seen the value of social workers
to victims of crime and is campaigning Alisdair calls for government support to be
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> PoLICE REMEMBRANCE
ABOVE: The police memorial on St. Kilda Road.
September 29, St. Michael’s n that day this year police will,
as in past years, march in the
At 4.00 pm there will be the annual "End
of Day Reflection" and lowering of the
Day, is National Police city to commemorate colleagues Police Ensign at the Police Memorial at the
who have paid the ultimate price Springvale Botanical Cemetery. Visitors will
Remembrance Day as while serving their community find this memorial at the corner of 5th Road
St. Michael is the patron and those who have passed away. and 6th Avenue (Melway 591 K6).
saint of policing. September 29 is more commonly known by Then at 6 pm there is an informal
the public as Blue Ribbon Day, when people ceremony at the Police Academy. Both
show their support for police by wearing the Chapel of Remembrance and the St.
blue ribbons. Michael Chapel will be available for visitors.
This year’s Melbourne service will begin Those wishing to pay their respects and
with a march down St. Kilda Road to the light candles for sworn and unsworn
Victoria Police Memorial, opposite the old members who have passed away are invited
Police Depot. Members should assemble at to do so between 6.00 pm and 7.45 pm.
Princes Bridge from 10.00 am for a starting The observance will conclude with prayers
time of 10.20 am. All police members are and the reading of the Honour Roll by Rev.
invited to join in. Dr. Broughton.
A service will be conducted at the Police Blue Ribbon Day stickers and badges are
Memorial by Senior Police Chaplain Rev. available at police stations, 7-Eleven stores,
Dr. John Broughton. selected RACV outlets and RSL clubs.
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National Police Remembrance Day Services
29th September 2010 (except Kerang/Barham, NSW)
Victoria country locations
Albury/wodonga noon St Augustine’s Church, 55 High St, wodonga
Ararat/Stawell 10.00am Holy Trinity Anglican Church, View Point St, Ararat
Bairnsdale 10.00am Bairnsdale Police Station, Princes Highway, Bairnsdale
Ballarat 10.30am St Peter’s Anglican Church, 1309 Sturt St, Ballarat
Bendigo 11.00am Bendigo Town Hall, 189 Hargreaves St, Bendigo
Details: Chaplain Ian Cutlack Tel. no: 5433 4071
Echuca/Moama 2.00pm Anglican Church, High Street, Echuca
Hamilton 10.00am uniting Church,Lonsdale St, Hamilton
HONOUR ROLL Details: Chaplain Peter Cook Tel. no: 5571 2577
Horsham 10.30am St John’s Anglican Church, Baillie St (cnr Firebrace St)
We commemorate the passing of our Horsham
colleagues who have left us in the past Kerang/Barham NSw 11.00am St John’s Anglican Church, wakool St, Barham *Thursday
12 months. Their dedicated service to the 1st october
community is respected. They and their Mansfield/Benalla 11.00am Police Memorial, cnr. High St and Highett St, Mansfield
deed will be remembered. Mildura 11.00am St Margaret’s Anglican Church, cnr. Deacon Ave and 11th
> Leading Senior Constable Trevor Cahill Details: Chaplain Gary Fordham Tel. no: 5025 2280
> Superintendent Eda Whiting Morwell/Moe/Traralgon/ 10.30am RSL Anzac Room, Elgin St, Morwell
> Sergeant Walter Dallas Greaves Portland 11.00am St Stephen’s Anglican Church, cnr. Julia St and Percy St,
> Sergeant Anthony Vangorp Portland
Sale/Maffra 10.30am St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Cunningham St, Maffra
> Senior Sergeant Charles Grieve
Shepparton 11.00am St Brendan’s Church, Knight St, Shepparton
In Their Honour
Constable Joseph Delaney 6389
Died September 3, 1923
Constable Joseph Delaney survived some Alexander Nicholson and Dr Syme, the Police
of the heaviest fighting of the First World Surgeon, flew to Swan Hill, but there was
War only to die in the quiet country town nothing that could be done. The blast had
of Swan Hill when he was 28 years old. penetrated his spinal column.
Joseph had been in the Force for four Constable Delaney’s girlfriend was a nurse
years and was stationed at Swan Hill for at the local hospital and nursed him until
the last two. On August 28, 1923 there his death.
was a burglary at Walter Crick’s house in
At Frederick Smith’s murder trial he
Tyntynder, a small town outside of Swan
claimed he only armed himself because
Hill. The prime suspect was the teenager
he was scared of intruders and that the
Frederick James Smith, but he denied any
gun accidentally discharged. The jury
knowledge of the burglary and no stolen
found him guilty of manslaughter and
property was found at his home.
he was sentenced to five years and ten
When Delaney returned to question Smith lashes of the birch.
a second time the boy appeared from his
Joseph Delaney’s brother, Hugh, was
room carrying a shotgun. Smith called on
interviewed for the book In the Performance
the policeman to put his hands up. When
of Duty. He told the authors that Joe had
Delaney rushed at the boy he was hit in the
forgiven the boy for what he had done. Hugh
neck with the full force of the blast.
said that Smith didn’t receive the birching
Smith fled on Constable Delaney’s horse and was released into foster care.
before giving himself up to Emma Castle,
the wife of the policeman at the Nyah
West Police Station. She had to leave him
in the office because she couldn’t unlock
the cell door.
Members killed on duty are remembered
Meanwhile, Constable Delaney was in on the Honour Wall in the foyer of The Police
a critical condition. Chief Commissioner Association’s East Melbourne offices.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 19
> SLATER & GoRDoN
Outside of Work
In the January 2010 edition of this Journal, we provided Police
Association members with an overview of entitlements when a
police officer is involved in a car accident whilst on duty. This article
is intended to provide an overview of entitlements when injuries
are sustained in a transport accident that occurs whilst not on duty,
including accidents that occur whilst travelling to or from work.
olice officers will often attend result, injured people with an accepted TAC loss of earnings damages to be made if it
the scene of car accidents as claim are entitled to three basic benefits, can be established that:
part of their duties at work, but regardless of the circumstances of the
1. The injured person has suffered a ‘Serious
what happens if you or a family transport accident. This means that even
Injury’ as a consequence of that accident;
member or a friend suffers where the accident is your fault, you may
the misfortune of being involved in a car still have an entitlement to any or all of the 2. The accident was caused or contributed
accident outside of work hours? Similar following benefits: to by the negligence of another party.
to the WorkCover system, those injured The maximum payable for a Common Law
> Payment of reasonable medical expenses,
as a result of car accidents are entitled to Damages claim is currently $458,450 for
including rehabilitation and disability
access benefits from the Transport Accident pain and suffering and $1,031,540 for loss
services or equipment
Commission (TAC). of earnings.
> Income benefits for periods of incapacity
Claims can be made to the TAC if you are a Generally, any claim for Common Law
for work (usually limited to the first three
driver or passenger in a car accident, even Damages under the TAC system must be
years after a transport accident)
where the accident is your fault. Claims commenced within six years of the date of
can also be made if you are hit by a car as > A lump sum claim for injuries that result injury occurring. A claim for Common Law
a pedestrian or bicycle rider, or if you are in a level of permanent impairment (if you Damages can be made in addition to receiving
travelling on a public bus, tram or train. If qualify, the current minimum payment is ‘no fault’ compensation for medical expenses
you are unsure whether the circumstances $6,450.The current maximum payment is and some income benefits (loss of earnings
of an accident are covered by the TAC $295,100) payments). A payment for permanent
system, you should seek legal advice as soon impairment can also be made but this will be
Where the TAC makes a decision that you are
as possible after your accident. taken into account upon the finalisation of a
unhappy with, whether it be refusal to fund
When a person sustains injuries in a a medical expense, a reduction in income common law claim. Loss of income benefits,
transport accident, a claim should be lodged benefits or an assessment of your level of known as loss of earning capacity benefits,
as soon as practicable with the TAC. The permanent impairment, that decision can may also be taken into account depending on
TAC does not have to accept claims that are be challenged. There is a strict one year time the type of common law claim that is brought.
lodged more than one year after a transport limit for appealing decisions made by the The TAC system can be a complex one,
accident. However, where good reasons TAC, so again you should seek legal advice as particularly where there is a delay in lodging
exist for the delay in lodging a claim, the TAC soon as possible if you find yourself in such a claim with the TAC or where unsatisfactory
may exercise its discretion and accept the a situation. The majority of disputes with decisions are made about your entitlements
late claim. If you do not lodge a claim within the TAC can be resolved informally without by the TAC. It is therefore highly
three years you will not be able to access the need to commence proceedings in the recommended that any police member,
any entitlements from the TAC, as your claim Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal. or family or friend of a member, who has
will be rejected. Thus, even if you are not After one year has elapsed from the date of the misfortune of sustaining injury in a
sure whether your injuries are long term or the TAC’s decision, you will no longer be able transport accident seek legal advice about
permanent, you should protect your rights to appeal that decision. what potential entitlements may exist.
and lodge a claim with the TAC, listing every
In addition to the above ‘no-fault’ benefits, Police Association members can contact
injury that you have sustained, even if some
those with more serious injuries may also Slater & Gordon on 1800 555 777 or
injuries only seem to be minor at the time.
pursue a claim for Common Law Damages arrange an appointment with the fortnightly
The TAC legislation (Transport Accident Act under the TAC system. The TAC system visiting service at the Association’s offices in
1986) is essentially a ‘no fault’ system. As a permits a claim for pain and suffering and East Melbourne.
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As part of its Creating
a Safer Australia
strategy, the Police
Australia has come up
with a no-nonsense
plan to reduce the
number of young
people killed on our
roads. The deaths of
drivers are not just a
problem in Victoria.
It is a national issue.
SAFETY ON OUR ROADS
National standards for young drivers
he Police Federation of Australia described this as the ‘national crisis’ that blood alcohol level, instead of the current
(PFA) is seeking a commitment was Australia’s road toll. inconsistent levels, should be compulsory.
from the Australian Government
The target set in the National Road Safety But most of all, the PFA wants to see
that it will work with all states
Strategy 2001-2010 for bringing down the serious incentives introduced nationally
and territories to develop national
annual road toll is not being met − the target is to encourage young drivers to undertake
standards for the licensing of, and driver
5.6 fatalities per 100,000 population. Australia’s advanced driver training. Those incentives,
training for, young drivers.
toll is about 1500 road deaths a year or slightly combined with national standards governing
The major changes being called for by the under seven fatalities per 100,000 population. licensing and training of new drivers and
PFA include: The statistics for P-plate deaths this year (2010) meaningful relaxation of those standards
are sickening. In Victoria, despite dramatic for qualified advanced drivers, would be a
> to the engine power of vehicles, speed
reductions in the number of people killed on tangible step in addressing the death toll
limits, restrictions on passengers and
our roads the 18 to 25 age group continues amongst young drivers. It signals that we
zero blood alcohol limits for L-and
to be vastly over-represented. While the don’t want ‘reckless or incompetent driving’.
numbers of deaths in the age group are down
> the minimum hours of training with a Just as Government led the way in beginning
on last year in Victoria they are still high.
qualified driving instructor, and the logged construction of the national highway system
hours of driving, that are required; According to former Federal Minister, Barry and initiating the black spots program,
Cohen, "safer cars and roads will yield the the Australian Government can take a
> standard penalties for breach of the rules best results but as the Australian Traffic dramatic step in boosting advanced driver
for L-and P-plate drivers, including speed Council’s National Road Safety Action Plan: training nationwide, perhaps in concert
and alcohol limiters; and 2009-2010 shows, there are dozens of other with motor vehicle insurers and the states
> most importantly, serious incentives, initiatives that would also help. It lists more and territories. The parents of every young
including relaxed restrictions, for than 100 measures that could be taken. teenager, looking ahead with dread to
young drivers undertaking advanced Speed limiters, driver education, tougher law the L-and P-plate years, will thank the
driver training. enforcement, increased surveillance, black Australian Government which embarks on
spot remedial work, removal, or protection this ground-breaking measure to slash the
Police in every jurisdiction are at the
from, roadside obstacles, shoulder sealing, young driver death rate.
forefront of enforcing the rules of the road
improved signage; the list is endless."
and cleaning up the carnage after serious In 2008-09 Federal net revenue from fuel
crashes which still claim the lives of many For young drivers breaching the rules, the use excise was about $15.1 billion, so a Federal
young drivers. Professor of Health Policy of speed limiters and the technology that stops contribution to these significant initiatives
at Curtin University, Mike Daube, recently people driving when they are over the national would be widely welcomed.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 21
The doors of Carlton Police Station
have been locked up for good, closing
a 132-year history.
Members young and old, past and
present, gathered at the Drummond
St. heritage building on August 17
for a sentimental ceremony where
current staff, led by pipers, paraded
out of the premises.
Carlton police have moved to
Wreckyn St. North Melbourne. The
new Melbourne North station covers
Carlton, Royal Park, Parkville, North
Melbourne, Kensington and parts of
ABOVE: It was a light-hearted ceremony on August 17. Current staff had a last-minute marching lesson before ABOVE: Leading Senior Constable Scott Lardner
parading out. showed how it’s done.
ABOVE: Their rehearsal paid off. Pipers led an impressive march out onto Drummond Street.
BELOW: The bluestone cells were built in 1890 and never changed much. They are so bleak, so freezing in winter
and stifling in summer, that police have been touched by pangs of guilt when locking people in them. Senior Constable
Adam Foley turns the keys for the final time.
ABOVE: Carlton was the stomping ground of criminals
such as the notorious 1920s gangster Squizzy
Taylor. He most likely passed through these doors.
"Stations like these are dying," says Carlton Sergeant
Max Jackson as he takes a last look around the now
ABOVE: No, they weren’t auditioning for "A Chorus Line".
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Mickleham Road (cnr International Drv),
Phone: (03) 9338 9557
Proud Supporter of The Police Association Victoria
and remembering the fallen ofﬁcers.
BELOW: Senior Sergeant Trevor Ashton(left) was Officer
in Charge at Carlton from 2002 to 2009. Senior Sergeant
Jim Sutherland spent two years there, from 2004 to 2006.
ABOVE: Everybody knew and loved Harry. Harry Ludwig (left) was the cleaner and maintenance worker from 1974 to
1989. He is pictured here with current member Sergeant Jodie Whitely and retired member Joe Crawford, a former
Carlton Senior Sergeant.
ABOVE: Members with fond memories of their Carlton
days came to watch the march. They included Acting
Inspector Adrian Healy and Senior Sergeant , Craig Shiell,
accompanied by Sergeant Chris Meyer.
ABOVE: Waiting to send good wishes to their local police
were students of Carlton Primary School.
ABOVE: Where’s my hat? The local children get cheeky with their local police as they say goodbye.
ABOVE: Former Carlton members Steve Johnston (1981
to 1991), Janice Prest (formerly Nevitt 1981 to 1985) and
Police Association senior Vice- President, Senior Sergeant
John Laird ( 1986 to 1988). 109: One to frame for the wall at the new Melbourne North station.
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 25
> DELEGATE PRoFILE
Sergeant Max Jackson
Northwest Metro (Melbourne East and Melbourne North)
Why and when did you join the job?
I joined as a Police cadet in January, 1978,
a week before I turned 17. I had been
endeavouring to get an apprenticeship in the
building industry, but at the time they were
hard to come by. One of my school friends
and I came down from the country together.
I made it and he missed out.
What did you do before joining the job?
I joined straight from school, but 32 years
ago that was fairly normal. You don’t see
too many fresh faced 18 year olds at the
Why did you become a delegate?
I had not really taken too much interest
in Association matters, however I began ABOVE: Sgt. Max Jackson.
working with the then delegate and became
more involved in Association activities.
When the position became vacant, there
them. So the short answer as to what What has been your career highlight?
our members can do to help me, After 32 years in the job, I have had the
were no nominees to fill the role. I was
approached and nominated. (1) Think how they would feel if they were pleasure of working with many trainees just
a junior member being impacted on by starting out. I find it enomously rewarding
What is your most significant their decisions and when I run into someone from the past and
achievement as a delegate? see where they are now in their career. I get
(2) Seek consultation before they decide
Anyone that knows me can tell you that personal satisfaction that I may have been
to implement something new.
it is The Bail Act. For years I’ve been bailing a positive influence on them and in a small
offenders. Two years ago I read the Bail way set them on a successful path.
What do you like most about working
Act. I haven’t bailed anyone since. I strongly
in your area? (What makes it different What do you outside the job that would
suggest every Sgt should have a read,
to other areas?) be of interest to members?
particularly section 10.1.b. It greatly restricts
when you can issue bail. The Act needs to As I have been at Carlton 14 years, I must No too much really. I see myself as a fairly
be changed so that we actually have the like the area and I have made many friends quiet family man. I have three adult children
authority to do what we have done for years. in the process, but mostly it is for the people and three grandchildren, who I naturally enjoy
I’ve caused a few trees to be felled over it. I work with. I’ve been very lucky, good bosses spending time with. At home, I am a fairly
Some have suggested I should be ‘careful’ (mostly) and good people to work with. It decent handyman, I guess my early interest
insinuating that I could face a backlash, but makes it very hard to leave. in being a builder is still there. I always seem
we shouldn’t be forced to do something we to have a project on the go. I make a lot of my
have no lawful ability to do. What is your favourite war story? own furniture and have spent the last couple
Dumbest crook: the rusty gun bandit. of years restoring an old V8 commodore. As
How can your members best help you? I had just turned up for night shift, when an both of my sons are mechanics it’s a great
Victoria Police does not make decisions, offenders on job came over. I headed over to project to catch up over and I’ve become
its employees do. Most of those employees Parkville with one of the Senior Connies and proficient at holding spanners.
are members of The Police Association managed to arrive just as the offenders were
yet it is those that make decisions, start driving off. They had an old Ford wagon, full How would you like to be remembered?
projects or similar, which impact badly on to the roof. They had loaded up a grandfather That I never forgot how hard it is to drive
other members. Several pieces of legislation clock and had even tied an old fireplace the van around. It seems that many people
require employers to undertake consultation surround on the roof. When we got them do. In later years when they are making
processes, yet it seems in their haste to get back to the office, one was proudly telling us decisions that impact on junior members,
things off the ground, they don’t. Often they that he was known as the rusty gun bandit, they don’t consider the difficulties they
don’t even check to ensure that they comply after using a rusty sawn off shotgun to do cause. Good intentions seem to get lost
with the EB, which they expect to protect hold ups. They weren’t too smart. along the way!
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"I’ve seen all
the work the
for us. I just
thought it was
time to put my
hand up and help."
DELEGATES TRAINING COURSE
hat’s how Leading Senior Constable "It’s also to enlighten them as to to welfare, WorkCover and discipline."
Trevor Collins found himself participating what the Association has to offer
"Our primary role is to refer people
in the recent Delegates Training the membership in terms of welfare,
appropriately and provide support for
Course, held at the Association’s offices. WorkCover advocacy, legal and discipline
them" says Leading Senior Constable
advocacy ... and to tell them how to use
Six elected delegates took part in the three-day Jamie O’Neal, who participated as delegate
the IR section and get advice for members
program, including Leading Senior Constable for Whitehorse PSA.
who may have queries.
Mark Deegan, who was inspired by first-hand
"We encourage delegates to make "We’re going through a trying time with a
knowledge of the Association’s support.
themselves aware of the process and then number of things. For instance, members
"I had the assistance of the Association refer people in here (the Association). We are concerned about the current EB
some years ago," he says. "Through its don’t expect them to have all the answers. (enterprise bargaining process). We get
guidance I was able to get back on track We just want to encourage them to become questions about that all the time."
and get on with my career." the conduit to get members to contact the The log of claims for EB 2011 was endorsed
The training sessions, held for all new appropriate people. by the membership in July and John East
delegates, are described by the Association’s "We don’t do that to the exclusion of them says delegates play a big role leading up to
Delegate and Training Co-ordinator, John being able to broker a local workplace that stage.
East, as an "awareness course". arrangement but we encourage them to "First of all we get the delegates to organise
"The object is to make them aware of what check with us." meetings and ask members what they want
their rights are as delegates, and what the Detective Senior Constable Matt Laxton, in their areas.
role of a delegate is, so that they know who’s been Warrnambool PSA delegate
"We collate all that information. We produce
what’s expected of them and what they for six months, says, "I hope I’ll be able to
a broadbrush of all the claims. The delegates
can and can’t do, as far as the employer provide more guidance from now on. It’s
prioritise the log of claims. They make
is concerned," he says. been very informative, particularly in relation
recommendations to the Executive. As the
EB process ticks along we ask them to
organise workplace meetings and encourage
members to get behind the EB process."
In the lead up to the current negotiations
75 workplace meetings were conducted.
"The delegates were instrumental in setting
them up," says John.
Of the 51 delegates in Victoria, two are
women. There are nine female assistant
"A lot of the women have said to me they
are keen to be involved," says John.
John’s aim is for delegates to complete the
training course knowledgeable about all
the Association’s services and, when then
ABOVE: Delegates in training, from left, S/C Sean Dickson, Det S/C Matt Laxton, LSC Tony O’Bryan, LSC Trevor
Collins, LSC Jamie O’Neal.
dealing with members, "be comfortable
they’re doing the right thing."
The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 27
Get smarter this financial year
The beginning of a new financial year is a perfect opportunity to look at your financial
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Test Your Brain With
Our Trivia Quiz and Win
How is your general knowledge? Try and answers the 20 questions without peaking at the
answers printed at the bottom of the page! And if you think you know the answer to the
‘Who Am I?’ question, send your answer to the Association and go into the running to win
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David was a teenage word-nerd and has become Australia’s pre-eminent puzzle-maker and
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1 In which US state is Las Vegas? 11 Which has the lower annual mean
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2 What is Australia’s largest living North Pole?
12 By what name is Australian Eleanor
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3 Which Australian was a NASA Gow better known?
2. My feast day is
13 Soccer world cup final venue Soccer City 29 September.
4 Is the Melbourne Cup course longer is located in which South African city?
or shorter or the same length as it 3. I led the good angels in the
was when first run in 1861? 14 What relation is Jack Riewoldt battle against Satan and his
to Nick Riewoldt? followers.
5 Which ultra long haired fairytale
character was imprisoned in a tower 15 What does the automotive acronym 4. I am the patron saint
by an evil enchantress? ABS stand for? of grocers, mariners,
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6 What is the official language of Brazil? 16 In which TV show did Kylie Minogue
make her TV debut: Cop Shop, 5. Beginning with M,
7 What is the strongest winning hand The Sullivans or Neighbours?
I am Saint?
17 Who was Pinocchio’s conscience?
8 What is the name of Batman’s butler
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18 Which is furthest south Melbourne,
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QUIZ ANSWERS> 1. Nevada 2. Dingo 3. Andy Thomas 4. Shorter, until 1972 it was 2 miles − 18.7 metres longer than
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nEW PoliCE aSSoCiaTion PhonE nuMBEr >> (03) 9468 2600
We advise all members that your association office
phone number has changed to (03) 9468 2600.
While this new number has already taken effect, please
be aware that our previous number − (03) 9495 6899 −
will still be in service until 31 December 2010, at which
time it will be disconnected.
Members based outside the Melbourne metropolitan
area are encouraged to continue contacting us on our
toll-free number − 1800 800 537.
Our other contact details remain unchanged; members can continue to email the
Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or send us a fax on (03) 9495 6933
Ph: (03) 9249 4000
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Fax: (03) 9249 4351
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> ExECuTIVE MINuTES
MINUTES FOR THE VPA 1 MAY 2009 - 30 APRIL 2010, 1. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
BE RECEIVED." "THAT THE MINUTES OF 1 JUNE 2010
FRIENDLY SOCIETY MEETING 2. "THAT COPIES OF THE IPS BE CONFIRMED."
Date: Tuesday 1 June 2010 WORLDWIDE ANNUAL REPORT
Location: The Police Association FOR THE PERIOD 1 MAY 2009 - 2. ADOPTION OF ORDER
Boardroom, 1 Clarendon 30 APRIL 2010 BE FORWARDED OF BUSINESS
Street, East Melbourne TO THE CHIEF COMMISSIONER, "THAT THE ORDER OF BUSINESS
Time: 8.08am DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS, ALL BE ADOPTED."
Present: EMPLOYEE SUPPORT AND 3. STRATEGIC
WELFARE SERVICES UNIT AND 3.1 REVIEW OF STRATEGIC AND KEY
BK Rix (Chairperson) FOCUS AREAS
THE ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
RESOLUTION ADVISORY CENTRE." 18.104.22.168 GENERAL MEETING
The President advised that the
KM David, APM 6. RESIGNATION OF ROD
GJ de Vries workplace meetings have been well
P O’Connell BREWER AS DIRECTOR OF received by the membership. The
M Rose THE VPA FRIENDLY SOCIETY Secretary mentioned that the General
D Wilson "THAT THE RESIGNATION OF Meeting of members is scheduled for
JR Carter ROD BREWER AS A DIRECTOR Tuesday 13 June 2010 at Dallas Brooks
GJ Davies Secretary OF THE VPA FRIENDLY SOCIETY Centre. On duty status for members
BI McKenzie Assistant Secretary BE ACCEPTED". attendance at this meeting has been
requested and it is anticipated that
Apologies: 7. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT a confirmation letter granting on
REPORT duty status will be received from the
D Avon "THAT THE FINANCIAL Force by the end of this week.
MANAGEMENT REPORT The President declared the meeting closed
1. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES BE RECEIVED." at 9:28am.
"THAT THE MINUTES OF 6 APRIL The President declared the meeting closed
2010 BE CONFIRMED." at 8:19am.
2. ADOPTION OF THE ORDER
MINUTES FOR THE
"THAT THE ORDER OF BUSINESS EXECUTIVE MEETING
BE ADOPTED." MINUTES FOR THE VICTORIA Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010
POLICE BRANCH OF THE Location: The Police Association
3. APPLICATIONS TO JOIN VPA POLICE FEDERATION OF Boardroom, 1 Clarendon
FRIENDLY SOCIETY Street, East Melbourne
"THAT THE 90 APPLICATIONS LISTED
BE ACCEPTED." Date: Tuesday 6 July 2010
The President reported that his visits to the Location: The Police Association Present:
Police Academy speaking with recruits has Boardroom, 1 Clarendon
BK Rix (President)
been very beneficial. Street, East Melbourne
PJ Pearson (Treasurer)
(present from 12:58am)
4. APPLICATIONS FROM D Avon
Present: KM David, APM
MEMBERS WISHING TO
BK Rix (President) P O’Connell
CONTINUE AS OUTSIDE D Avon D Wilson
MEMBERS OF THE VPA KM David, APM JR Carter
FRIENDLY SOCIETY P O’Connell GJ Davies Secretary
"THAT THE 18 APPLICATIONS LISTED D Wilson BI McKenzie Assistant Secretary
BE ACCEPTED." JR Carter
GJ Davies Chief Executive Officer Apologies:
5. STAFF ASSISTANCE PROGRAM BI McKenzie Executive Officer
JC Laird (Senior Vice President)
QUARTERLY REPORT GJ de Vries (Junior Vice President)
1. "THAT THE MEMORANDUM Apologies: DJ Thomas (Assistant Treasurer)
DATED 27 MAY 2010 FROM THE JC Laird (Senior Vice President) M Rose
SECRETARY TO THE DIRECTORS OF GJ de Vries (Junior Vice President)
THE VPA FRIENDLY SOCIETY AND PJ Pearson (Treasurer) 1. CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES
ATTACHED ANNUAL REPORT OF DJ Thomas (Assistant Treasurer) "THAT THE MINUTES OF 1 JUNE 2010
IPS WORLDWIDE FOR THE PERIOD M Rose BE CONFIRMED."
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2. ADOPTION OF ORDER THE PENALTY TO THE MAXIMUM 4.4 APPLICATIONS TO RE-JOIN THE POLICE
36 MONTHS AVAILABLE IN THE ASSOCIATION
MAGISTRATES COURT." "THAT THE 1 APPLICATION TO
"THAT THE ORDER OF BUSINESS
The meeting adjourned at 9:55am and REJOIN THE POLICE ASSOCIATION
resumed at 10:12am. BE ACCEPTED."
3.1 REVIEW OF STRATEGIC AND KEY
4. OPERATIONAL 5.0.1 CORRESPONDENCE
4.1 SECRETARY’S REPORT "THAT THE CORRESPONDENCE
22.214.171.124 LEGISLATIVE CHANGES REGARDING
ASSAULTS − ASSAULTS AGAINST "THAT THE SECRETARY’S REPORT BE RECEIVED."
EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKERS BE RECEIVED." The President thanked the Executive
AND OTHERS AND MANDATORY 4.2 FINANCE REPORTS members for their attendance and declared
SENTENCING IN THE LEAD UP TO THE 4.2.1 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORT the meeting closed at 1:53pm.
NOVEMBER 2010 STATE ELECTION "THAT THE FINANCIAL
"THAT THE ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT REPORT
PURSUE CHANGES TO ‘AGGRAVATED BE RECEIVED."
ASSAULT’ PROVISIONS TO 4.3 MEMBERSHIP OF THE POLICE
INCORPORATE AND INCLUDE MOPF, ASSOCIATION
EMERGENCY SERVICE WORKERS, "THAT THE 82 APPLICATIONS LISTED
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AND BE ACCEPTED FOR MEMBERSHIP OF
SCHOOL TEACHERS AND INCREASE THE POLICE ASSOCIATION."
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The Police Association Victoria Journal September 2010 35
Police Association Delegates
WorKGrouP ranK DElEGaTE WorK loCaTion PhonE
Corporate Services 1 (Education Department) Sergeant Glenn Whyte Probationary Phase 9566 9566
Corporate Services 2 (BMD, BITS, HRD, & CSPD) Sen Serg James Mulholland Strategy & Policy Division 9247 5965
Crime Department 1 Sergeant Michael Gunn Ops Tasking & Co-Ordination 9865 2452
Crime Department 2 Sen Const Paul Bertoncello Phoenix Taskforce 9628 7343
Ethical Standards Department Sergeant Raymond Potter Conduct & Professional Standards Dv 9247 6763
Forensic Services Sergeant Thomas Brady FS-Crime Scene Division 9865 2899
Intelligence and Covert Support Sen Const Luke Woods Surveillance Services Division 9820 3524
Legal Services Sen Const Angela Coulson Prosecutions Division 8628 3270
Operations Co-ordination Sergeant David Short Ops Coord Strategic Support Div 9247 5289
Police Bands Constable Brett Staley Police Bands 9489 2257
Region 1, Division 1A (Melb. West) Sen Const Steven Cox Melbourne West Police Station 9247 6491
Region 1, Division 1B (Melb. East) Sergeant Maxwell Jackson Carlton Police Station 9347 1377
Region 1, Division 2 (Stonnington, Yarra) Sen Const Matthew Merrigan CIU-Stonnington 9520 5216
Region 1, Division 3 (Port Phillip) Sergeant Douglas Bowles South Melbourne Police Station 9690 3088
Region 1, Division 4 (Kingston, Bayside, Glen Eira) Sergeant Alan Wroblewski Moorabbin Police Station 9566 6194
Region 2, Division 1A Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay & Wyndham) Sen Serg Leigh Wisbey Management Div 1 Reg 2 9392 3111
Region 2, Division 1B (Brimbank, Melton) VACANT
Region 2, Division 2 (Greater Geelong, Surf Coast,excl. Wyndham) Sen Const Maurice Banks TMU-Geelong 5225 3150
Region 2, Division 3 (Ballarat, Moorabool, Central Goldfields) Sen Const Grant Allan CIU-Maryborough 5460 3300
Region 2, Division 4A (Horsham, West Wimmera, Hindmarsh) Sen Const James Richardson Goroke Police Station 5386 1004
Region 2, Division 4B (Northern Grampians) Sen Const Darren Brown Stawell Police Station 5358 8222
Region 2, Division 5A (Warnambool, Corangamite, Moyne, Colac Otway) Sen Const Matthew Laxton CIU-Warrnambool 5560 1155
Region 2, Division 5B (Southern Grampians, Glenelg) Sen Const David Tognon Branxholme Police Station 5578 6222
Region 3, Division 1 (Whittlesea, Darebin) Sergeant Jason Gaffee Epping Police Station 9409 8100
Region 3, Division 2A (Hume) Sen Const Haydn Beale CIU-Hume (Broadmeadows) 9302 8211
Region 3, Division 2B (Moonee Valley, Moreland) Sen Serg Eriks Krauklis Moonee Ponds Police Station 9376 2866
Region 3, Division 3 (Greater Bendigo, Macedon Ranges) Sen Const Sean Dickson Bendigo Police Station 5448 1301
Region 3, Division 4 (Shepparton, Campaspe, Moira) Sen Const Leslie Oroszvary Prosecutions-Shepparton 5820 5777
Region 3, Division 5A (Mildura) Sen Const Michael Baldock Mildura Police Station 5018 5300
Region 3, Division 5B (Swan Hill, Gannawarra, Buloke) Sergeant David Mark Lake Boga Police Station 5037 2201
Region 4, Division 1 (Banyule, Manningham) Sen Serg Damian Oehme Greensborough Police Station 9435 1044
Region 4, Division 2A (Whitehorse) Sen Const James O’Neal Nunawading Police Station 9871 4111
Region 4, Division 2B (Boroondarra, Monash) Sergeant Matthew Cocks DTU-Glen Waverley 9566 1561
Region 4, Division 3A (Knox, Maroondah) Sen Const Evan Whitelaw CIU-Ringwood 9871 3052
Region 4, Division 3B (Yarra Ranges) Sen Const Brigette De Chirico CIU-Lilydale 9739 2300
Region 4, Division 4 (Mitchell, Benalla) Sergeant Darren Murphy Kilmore Police Station 5782 1211
Region 4, Division 5 (Wangaratta, Wodonga) Sen Const Mark Deegan Wodonga Police Station 02 6049 2600
Region 5, Division 1 (Frankston, Mornington) Sen Const Glenn Holland Frankston Police Station 9784 5555
Region 5, Division 2A (Greater Dandenong) Sergeant Phillip Hulley Dandenong Police Station 9767 7410
Region 5, Division 2B (Casey, Cardinia) Sergeant Anthony Nestor Cranbourne Police Station 5991 0600
Region 5, Division 3A (Baw Baw, Latrobe) Sen Const Peter Oliver Warragul Police Station 5622 7111
Region 5, Division 3B (Bass Coast, South Gippsland) VACANT
Region 5, Division 4A (Wellington) Sen Const Keith Patterson DIU-Bairnsdale 5150 2682
Region 5, Division 4B (East Gippsland) Sergeant Craig Peel Bairnsdale Police Station 5150 2600
SSD - Emergency Response 1 (Air Wing, Dog Squad) Sen Const Stuart Browne Airwing 9247 5730
SSD - Emergency Response 2 (SAR, Water Police, Mounted Branch) Sen Const Matthew Blythe Water Police 9339 7500
SSD - FRU/SOG Sergeant Stuart Oliver Protective Security Division 9247 5578
SSD - Police Communications Division Sergeant Adrian Hurring Comm & Internal Security Division 9247 3222
SSD - Protective Services Unit PSO Gavin Belbin Protective Services Unit 9247 3444
TTSD - Traffic Support Division Sen Const Trevor Collins Traffic Support Division 9247 5821
TTSD - Transit Safety Division Sergeant Mark Spackman Transit Safety Division 9247 3300
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National Police Remembrance Day
End of Day Reflection
Springvale Botanical Cemetery is pleased to offer an open
invitation to all Police Members and their families to the
official closing of National Police Remembrance Day.
The End of Day Reflection and the lowering of the Police
Ensign will commence at
4pm on Wednesday 29th September 2010.
Afternoon tea, including hot and cold savouries, will
be served at the conclusion of the ceremony in the
Reflection Function Room (opposite Administration).
For catering purposes please RSVP to Celeste Parke
by Wednesday 22nd September 2010.
In February 1854 Constable William Hogan on the
lookout for smugglers accidentally fell into the waters of
Springvale Botanical Cemetery Hobson’s Bay and was drowned. The 22 year old is the first
Proud Partners of
Police Blue Ribbon Day 2010
recorded member of the Police Force in Victoria to give his
life in the service of the people of this State.
Telephone: (03) 8558 8293 The Police Memorial within Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Email: email@example.com contains a commemorative plaque for each Police Officer
Mail: PO Box 1159, Clayton Vic. 3169 who has died whilst on duty.
The main entrance is on Princes Highway, Springvale
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