Mahendra Blackman and Ramon Blanchard display their special pins at last year's Retired Police Day.
Mahendra Blackman and Ramon Blanchard display their special pins at last year's Retired Police Day. Blainey Woodham

Retired police to be honoured at Tweed ceremony

DEDICATED police who served in the NSW Police Force will be acknowledged at a special Retired Police Day next month.

The force decided to host another one after the success of last year's event held at the PCYC.

The special day was introduced to honour the contribution, sacrifice and ongoing legacy of retired NSW police officers and will continue to be held every September.

Serving the community for 28 years, and still going, Tweed-Byron Inspector Darren Steel said it was important to appreciate what the retired police had achieved in their time.

"It's good to recognise our former members and their contributed that they made not only to their community but also NSW police," he said.

He said last year's event was a good with many retired officers making the effort to come.

"It was good, we had about 180 retired officers attend from as far away as Hervey Bay," Insp Steel said.

Tweed-Byron Local Area Command invites all retired NSW officers within Tweed-Byron Local Area Command, Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast areas to attend.

The event will again be held at the Tweed Heads PCYC on September 11 from 12pm until 2pm.

Retired police are asked to RSVP by calling Tweed Heads Police Station on 07 5536 0999 before 5pm on August 26, 2013.

Insp Steel said if you cannot make the event due to health/illness please contact the station as you may still be eligible for a commemorative pin.



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