Messages Of Support

In June and July of 2020 the Police Association has - through its publication Police News - received a number of new messages of support directed towards the outstanding dedication of police officers in NSW in going above and beyond to protect the safety of communities across the state.

This follows on from the wide cross-section of Members of Parliament who got in behind our promotion of a #ThumbsUpforSafeCommunities in April and May by posting photos of their support.

Here is the latest wave of messages:

Messages from the Federal Parliament - the Government benches

Scott Morrison - the Prime Minister of Australia and Federal Member for Cook (Liberal Party)

This year has tested our police with bushfires, floods and the coronavirus pandemic. During the most challenging of times, you have defended, protected and cared for us all. What you do is more than a job, it's a calling. Our police reflect so much of what is good about Australia. You will alway have my respect and on behalf of all Australians, I say thank you.

Michael McCormack - Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Federal Member for Riverina (Nationals)

The Australian Government is proud to support the 17,000 men and women of the NSW Police Force - your dedication, unwavering commitment to community and willingness to put your safety on the line to protect the lives and property of others is admirable. Thank you to the police ofifcers who proudly wear the blue uniform every day - your tireless efforts are appreciated, especially during these unprecedented and challenging times.

Andrew Bragg - Senator for NSW (Liberal Party)

I have always been a strong supporter of local Police who have always been part of my life. Well done and keep up the great work.

Perin Davey - Senator for NSW (Nationals)

I would like to personally thank our frontline officers for their sacrifice and commitment to protecting our communities. I would also like to thank all employees of the NSW Police Force for their work during the Covid-19 pandemic; they have selflessly put their own health  on-hte-line to keep us safe.

Mark Coulton - Federal Member for Parkes

Proudly supporting past and current serving police officers of the Parkes electorate.

Paul Fletcher - Federal Member for Bradfield (Liberal Party)

Thank you NSW Police - every day you are protecting our community and keeping us safe.

Alex Hawke - Federal Member for Mitchell (Liberal Party)

Proud to support our local police.

Melissa McIntosh - Federal Member for Lindsay (Liberal Party)

Thank you for protecting our community.

Additional messages from the Federal Parliament

Anthony Albanese - Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Federal Member for Grayndler

Proudly supporting local police who have gotten us through this crisis, risking their own health to look after others.

Kristina Keneally - Senator for NSW (ALP)

One of the few things that is unchanging, even in a time like this, is the service and sacrifice of New South Wales Police officers. The calm order you have helped our great State maintain over recent months is a testament to that.

To every member of the NSW Police Force - the frontline officers putting their safety, security and well-being on the line each day - thank you.

During my time as (NSW) Premier, I enjoyed the experience, expertise and wisdom of the officers with whom I worked. My work alongside, and personal connections with, the men and women of the Force has helped shape my views of service and sacrifice.

NSW Police have always been alive to every challenge that may threaten our community - as well as every opportunity that would help improve it. When thing change, as they have this year, you adapt. When the governments call, you answer. When worried families need help, you're there. Even in our most challenging times, the people of New South Wales can always lean on you.

The NSW Police Force continue to give my colleagues and me a valuable masterclass in values, strength and good communication. You remain one of our constants - which helps our State remain the strongest. Thank you for your sacrifice and your service.

Tony Sheldon - Senator for NSW (ALP)

I am proud to support those who protect and serve our communities.

Chris Bowen - Federal Member for McMahon (ALP)

Thank you to our local Police Officers for their tireless work that keeps our community safe.

Tony Burke - Federal Member for Watson (ALP)

Thank you for your work during this challenging time.

Ed Husic - Federal Member for Chifley (ALP)

Thank you for your service to our community. We salute your dedication and commitment to public safety.

Fiona Phillip - Federal Member for Gilmore (ALP)

Thank you for protecting our community through one of the toughest years. I am proud to support our police service.

Tanya Plibersek - Federal Member for Sydney (ALP)

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Michelle Rowland - Federal Member for Greenway (ALP)

On behalf of my community, thank you for the important work you do each and every day.

Zali Steggall - Federal Member for Warringah (Independent)

Thank you for the tireless efforts of our local NSW police in keeping our community safe - particularly raising awareness of domestic and family violence.


Messages from the State Parliament - the Government benches

Gladys Berejiklian - Premier and Liberal Member for Willoughby

The leadership, intergrity and strength of the NSW Police has been a shining light during our state's recent challenges. The Police Force has continued to keep the people of NSW safe during the devastating bushfire season and the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for the care you show to the community each day. 

NSW Police has many complex objectives but, in the end, everything you do is about community protection. Across a force of more than 17,000 police officers, every single one of you makes a difference to the strength of our social cohesion and protecting the people of NSW - you touch every corner of this state.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, NSW Police has shown its agility and its understanding of the communities it serves. These unprecedented times have required the authorities to be firm and fair as everyone adapts to rapidly changing social expectations. The professionalism shown by the NSW Police during these challenging times develops a mutual trust and respect between police and civilians which will stand NSW in good stead going forward.

Thank you to every NSW Police officer for your agility, resilience, compassion, skill and dedication to our state and its people. You have been tested in previously unimaginable ways in recent months, and have proved adept at managing crises with confidence and consistency. NSW needs it police more than ever and it is a credit to the Force that its relationship with the people has never been stronger.

As boundaries and expectations are reshaped in the coming months and years, I look forward to NSW Police officers guiding our state into an even more respectful, enjoyable and safer place to be.

[Note: The word cloud below is constituted by key words in messages from Government MPs].

John Barilaro, Deputy Premier and Nationals Member for Monaro

NSW Police go above and beyond every day, putting the community's safety before their own. I thank all officers who serve and protect us each and every day.

Dominic Perrottet - Treasurer of NSW and Liberal Member for Epping

In spite of the increased personal risk in an already dangerous job, you have risen to the occasion and served with distinction during this current public health emergency. I offer all NSW Police officers my personal thanks and that of the community.

David Elliott, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Liberal Member for Baulkham Hills

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented time for the NSW Police Force with many officers going above and beyond the call of duty to protect the health and lives of our community. I'll continue to work in lock step with the Police Association to ensure the police have the resources and respect they deserve to get the job done. On behalf of the NSW Government, I thank every single one of you for your unwavering service and dedication.

Alister Henskens - Liberal Member for Ku-ring-gai

We have never needed our police officers more than now!

Michael Johnsen - Nationals Member for Upper Hunter

Thank you for your service.

Wendy Lindsay - Liberal Member for East Hills

I thank you all for your tireless dedication.

Gareth Ward - Liberal Member for Kiama

I am a proud supporter of the incredible work NSW Police perform across out state. I am grateful for their care and compassion whilst serving our communities.

Leslie Williams - Nationals Member for Port Macquarie

We have never needed our police officers more than now!

Additional messages from the State Parliament

Jodi McKay - NSW Labor Leader and Member for Strathfield
Lynda Voltz - Shadow Minister for Police and Member for Auburn

Thank you to the NSW Police across the entire state who are on the front line keeping us safe during this crisis. Your hard work and sacrifice are ensuring we can all stay healthy and safe as we get through this together. 

Adam Searle - Labor Leader in the NSW Upper House

Thank you to all our Police across the State for keeping all of our communites safe.

Robert Borsak & Mark Banasiak - Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Members of the NSW Legislative Council

Proudly supporting all NSW Police for their service and work in the Community. 

Mark Latham & Rod Roberts - Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party

Thank you for the vital work you do in serving and protecting the people of NSW. One Nation NSW is committed to ensuring the Parliament continues to support and increase the resourcing of the NSW Police Force.

Rev. Fred Niles - Christian Democratic Party

We thank you for performing your duties with integrity amd bravery in ever increasing difficult times. You have our prayers and great support for the future.

Edmond Atalla - Labor Member for Mount Druitt

Thank you for your service and dedication in helping to prevent crime, protecting us all and in keeping the community safe during these challenging times.

Roy Butler - Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Member for Barwon

I'm proud to support our local Police who play an irreplaceable role in our regional communities.

Helen Dalton - Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party Member for Murray

I'm a proud supporter.

Sonia Hornery - Labor Member for Wallsend

During this current global crisis, we are all extremely grateful for the efforts of local Police Officers. In the electorate of Wallsend, I always have and always will fight for additional Police resources. Now more than ever - our Police deserve better!

Hugh McDermott - Labor Member for Prospect

Thank you for Protecting our Community.

Chris Minns - Labor Member for Kogarah

To all police officers, past and present, who have served in the St George region: Thank you for keeping our community safe.

Janelle Saffin - Labor Member for Lismore

I thank our police for keeping local communities safe across the Richmond, Tweed-Byron and New England commands, and for stepping up during last year's bushfire season and the current COVID-19 crisis.

Kate Washington - Labor Member for Port Stephens

Thank you for keeping our communities safe in these uncertain times.

Anna Watson - Labor Member for Shellharbour

The officers of the NSW Police Force put the duty of protecting our communities first and their dedicated service on the front line is so important, particularly during these challenging times. A special mention goes to the outstanding officers of the Lake Illawarra Police District for the work they do in the Shellharbour electorate!


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