GOULBURN Local Area Command Superintendent Gary Worboys and Mayor Geoff Kettle are inviting everyone in Goulburn Mulwaree to celebrate 150 Years of the NSW Police Force this Friday.
A march featuring representatives from the Command, the NSW Police Academy and specialist police units will take place on Auburn St from 10am, starting at Clinton Street and finishing in Market Street.
A Key to the City will then be presented to the police in Belmore Park, and interactive police and emergency service displays will be available in Montague St and Belmore Park until approximately 12 noon.
“Police officers not only work to combat crime, but are committed to working with, and for, the local community,” Supt Worboys said.
“It is wonderful that our community will come together to celebrate 150 Years of the NSW Police Force. The Force is particularly strong in Goulburn, being the home base of a command stretching from the Southern Highlands to Yass, plus home of the NSW Police Academy.
“Many of our officers have trained in Goulburn and continued to serve this community, demonstrating their commitment not only to the Force, but to this city.”
150 Years of the NSW Police Force recognises that after the Police Regulation Act was passed by the colonial parliament, all existing police forces amalgamated to establish the NSW Police Force on March 1, 1862.
“Thanks to the efforts of our Local Area Command, particularly Supt Worboys and Inspector John Sheehan, a range of specialist units will be on hand to march and offer demonstrations on Friday,” Mayor Geoff Kettle said.
“There will be mounted police, motorcycles, historical vehicles, the Police Band and much more. While a Key to the City will be presented, the day is not about pomp and ceremony. It’s about thanking our Police for the work that they do in protecting our community every day, and recognising the importance of the Force in Goulburn.
“From the first Police through to the officers led by Supt Worboys today, they are fundamental to our City, our past and our future.”