Parsons_CharlesCharles (Charlie) Parsons became active in the Police Association in 1968 when he became foundation chairman and delegate of the Walgett Branch. In 1970 he became secretary and delegate of the Lismore Branch. From 1974–1982 he was a member of the Executive where he championed the principles of trade unionism. Charlie was sworn in on 10 June 1952 and retired in April 1991 with the rank of assistant commissioner.