Latest news updates from the Police Association of NSW.

PANSW Scholarships

Every year the Association awards scholarships to assist the dependent child of financial serving members to complete their selected tertiary course. Applications for 2020 are now open.

Police Remembrance Day Services 2019

This week we honour the memory of our fallen police officers with services held across the state.

Parole for cop killer defies belief

The State Parole Authority’s decision to grant parole to triple murderer Berwyn Rees simply defies belief. This disgraceful parole decision is an insult to the memory of the victims and shows no regard for the importance of their lives.

Will you join us at the 2019 Women’s Forum?

Following four successful years, the Police Association of NSW is again hosting our annual Women’s Forum on 24 & 25 October 2019 at the ParkRoyal, Parramatta. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter

NSW premiere Dark Blue movie

Along with other Police Associations across Australia, this week PANSW held an advance screening of Dark Blue: a dramatic movie produced by the PFA to prompt conversations on mental health issues faced by Police officers.

Prisoner Transport: Update

Update on Section 33s and Prisoner Transport trials in Newcastle, Parkes, and regional areas.

NSW Police Legacy | Blue Ribbon Ball 2019

Tickets for the 2019 Blue Ribbon Ball are on sale now. The Blue Ribbon Ball helps raise funds to continue the financial and compassionate support for members and their families.

Threat to future long service leave defeated 

After intense lobbying by PANSW at Parliament on behalf of members, the extremely negative move to rip away current entitlements from new officers who commence service has been defeated.

PANSW Promotions Survey - Results

To ensure police have an effective and fair promotions system, The Association asked members what they want the promotions system to achieve through a confidential survey. The survey results provided a clear indication of the direction members want for this review.

NSW Police Legacy: Knowles Family Appeal

Injury and illness can strike anyone, including our members. When it does, the effects run deep throughout the whole police family. In early May, Det. Snr. Constable Damien Knowles was diagnosed with cancer.


PANSW member, Michael, shares his experience with both physical and mental illness on the job.

NSW cop savagely bitten

Police call for mandatory disease testing following a savage attack on a member earlier this week.

2019 NSW State Election: Comparing the commitments on policing

Comparing the commitments on policing of the major and minor parties ahead of the 2019 state election

INTERVIEW: Police call for more funding to treat psychological injuries

PANSW Secretary Pat Gooley discusses psychological injury and importance of increasing funding for support services with Ray Hadley. A shocking 95% of medical discharges are due to Psychological injury.

NZ Police Association president on heroic cops

Following the tragedy in Christchurch, President of the NZ Police Association speaks on the heroic efforts of officers involved.

OPINION: Web of tragedy ensnares everyone involved, including police officers

When tragedy strikes, the damage left behind ripples throughout the whole community.  This is evident from the tragic incident on Thursday in Glendale when police were forced to defend their own lives from a man with a violent and troubled past.

Senior Constable Melissa Kilminster's Journey

Mel is the face of our CARE program and encourages NSW Police to utilise policies to support injured workers back into the workplace.

Groom and father granted bail after sickening buck's party attack on police

Ray Hadley has revealed a horrific attack on police where the offenders have been released on bail.

NSW police assault ‘sickening’

An attack on nsw police officers over the weekend in which two officers were set upon by a group of people is sickening. The courts again fail to live up to the expectations of police and their communities.

Parole for cop killer a disgrace

A decision to allow triple murderer, Berwyn Rees, to walk free is a complete disgrace and offensive not just to the family of those whose lives he cut short, but also to every police officer across the state.

Scrap the Cap: Cops call for end to NSW wage cap

Police are calling for an end to the restrictive NSW Government public sector wage cap, saying the 2.5% cap will inevitably lead to essential workers, such as police, moving interstate.

Police Federation Australia (PFA): Mental Health of Police Officers

Message on Mental Health from the national policing body of Australia, the Police Federation of Australia (PFA)

Beyond Blue survey - Answering the Call

Beyond Blue has released ground-breaking research into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel across 33 agencies in every state and territory.

Lockout Laws at Risk

This week, NSW cross bench MLC Robert Borsak will put a new Bill to Parliament repealing Sydney’s lock out laws. Tell MLC Robert Borsak and key decision makers that these life-saving laws should not be scrapped.

Prisoner Transport Dispute

Monday 14 May 2018
Following recommendations being issued by the IRC on the 12th October regarding our prisoner transport dispute, the NSW Police Force, Corrective Services NSW and your Association reported back on the 24th October where NSWPF provided their position on each of the recommendations.

Injured Police Officers

In San Francisco, Sergeant Eric Batchelder is a fully operational investigator working on the street, despite the amputation of his lower left leg. This would not be the case in NSW...