Peter Rankin was the secretary and delegate of the Bourke Branch 1979–1983 and the Armidale Branch 1984–1986. In 1982 he was elected to the Executive and became a trustee in 1984 a position he held until 1986 when he was promoted to commissioned rank. Always an active unionist he is currently the state secretary of the Retired Police Association. Peter was a police cadet from 1961–1963. He was attested in August 1963 and retired on 11 August 2000 with the rank of superintendent.