It's time for a THUMBS UP!


A show of support for everyone: #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities

From the weekend of 18/19 April we have started a small campaign aimed at goodwill for both our members and all frontline workers and the communities of New South Wales.

Times are tough but there's always room for goodwill to see us through!

We chose a Thumbs Up because it's easy to share and it basically sends a positive message in this uniquely troubling time.

It's an easy way in these days of social distancing to signal 'It's OK' and 'You're doing good' and 'Thank you' - all rolled into one easy gesture. 

You can see how this has been tracking on:

Our challenge to you: Take a THUMBS UP photo and share it 

We've been receiving and gathering photos from out in the community and sharing those on our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

You can be a part of this campaign simply by taking your own Thumbs Up photo/s to post on your own social media with the hashtag #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities

If it's easier you can also send photos to  

Thanks : )

You can also join our campaign to say thank you and support those who are keeping our community safe by saving the picture below and saving it as your profile picture to help fill Facebook with messages of support #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities




Member support for a #ThumbsUp

A photo gallery of group photos from 19 April onwards

For more photos see also:


Community together! Youth Liaison and Crime Prevention Officers from Hawkesbury Command are seen here with participants and volunteers of the locally based Youth Program RuffTRACK helping out at a local food charity called Hawkesbury Helping Hands.Thank you for the photo Senior Constable Belinda Flynn.  0fficers from Operation Odin showed their full support for International Nurses Day on Tuesday 12 May at St Vincent's Hospital. 

Day one of the Association's #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities initiative at Kings Cross Police Station - Kings Cross PAC - where officers were joined by PANSW Secretary Pat Gooley, centre, and Exec member Oliver Behrens, right.

It's action stations for a #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities at Wyong Police Station, Tuggerah Lakes PD. Thanks for the contribution Sgt Bobby Brennan.

Some of NSW's finest at Lake Macquarie PD. Big thumbs up to Branch chair S/Cst David Austin for sending these in. From the Parramatta Police Station - Parramatta PAC.Ready to roll outside the Pennant Hills Police Station. Officers at a Sydney hotel, side by side with Australian Defence Force.  Members of the Tactical Operations Unit (TOU) give a big TU for #ThumpsUp4SafeCommunities.

Whatever area of work you do with NSWPF hitting the road with a #thumbsup4safecommunities is a good fit !
All thumbs are on deck at the Griffith Police Station - thanks for the #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunitiesPANSW Executive member Chris 'Jordo' Jordan made sure Armidale represented with a #ThumbsUp4SafeCommunities at a local landmark. 

Officers on duty in the Sydney CBD, with the Police Association's Member Support Coordinator Ian Johnstone.  Perhaps the S in PORS stands for Selfies? This is a great one.Thanks guys!

Keeping communities safe at Campbelltown City PAC. 

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