National Police Remembrance Day

National Police Remembrance Day

National Police Remembrance Day commemorates police officers throughout Australasia and the South-West Pacific region, who were killed on duty or who died whilst serving.

National Police Remembrance Day was declared in April 1988 during the Conference of Commissioners of Police of Australasia and the South West Pacific Region. The chosen date, 29 September, is the feast day of Saint Michael, Patron Saint of Police.

It is a day when all members of the Northern Territory Police both serving and retired, their families and the wider community should pause and reflect on the dangers of police work and those Northern Territory police officers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

The whole community is invited to join the National Police Remembrance Day events around the Northern Territory and honour our fallen officers.

The National Police Memorial in Canberra bears the names of 757 Australian police officers who lost their lives in the execution of their duties since 1803. A group of serving and retired Northern Territory officers travelled to Canberra for the National Service as participants of the 2016 Wall to Wall Ride, having ridden their motorbikes from the Darwin Police Memorial Wall to the national monument. The ride was named Ready's Ride, in honour of Northern Territory Police Force Senior Constable Michael Read, whose name was added to the National Memorial in 2016.

A National Police Remembrance Day ribbon is available from your local police station for a gold coin donation to Police Legacy.

 

EVENTS

Darwin

    8:00am    Police Memorial Service – Police Memorial Wall, Esplanade

    9:30am    March – Darwin Police Station to St Mary’s Star of the Sea Cathedral, Smith St

    9:45am    Ecumenical Service – St Mary’s Star of the Sea Cathedral

    The service will be followed by a morning tea on the Cathedral lawns.

Alice Springs

    9:30am    March – Alice Springs Police Station to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral

    10:00am    Ecumenical Service – Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Cathedral

    The service will followed by morning tea on the Cathedral lawns.

Katherine

    9:00am    Katherine Regional Cemetery, graveside of Constable William Condon.

    Wreath laying ceremony followed by morning tea at Katherine Cemetery Memorial Rotunda.

Nhulunbuy

    10:00am    Nhulunbuy Police Station

    Wreath laying ceremony followed by morning tea at Nhulunbuy Police Station.

Tennant Creek

    9:00am    Tennant Creek Regional Cemetery, graveside of Sergeant Shane Kappler.

    Wreath laying ceremony followed by morning tea at the Tennant Creek Police Club.