Robert (Bob) McClelland joined the police cadets on 26 August 1946 and was sworn in as a probationary constable in 1948. In 1949 he was he was transferred to the Traffic Branch at Newtown where he remained until 1964. It was here that Bob became involved in Police Association activities becoming branch delegate. In 1960 he was elected to the Executive and, after serving time as senior vice-president, became the Association’s 10th president in 1976, a position he held until 1979 when he was promoted to commissioned rank. An expert on traffic policing, Bob represented the Police Department and Association on a number of traffic committees and was, for a number of years, the Association representative on Crown Employees Appeals Board. He retired on 31 August 1987 with the rank of chief superintendent. He passed away on 25 September 2017.