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Retired Police ID Card

 

Retired Officer Identification Cards

The NSW Police Force officially launched the Retired Officer Identification Card at the BACKUP for Life EXPO on Friday 28 October 2016.

The granting of the Retired Officers ID card is to recognise diligent and ethical service by retired (including retired as medically discharged) members of the NSW Police Force. Those officers taking optional age retirement need to have completed a minimum 10 years diligent and ethical service.

The Security Management Unit (SMU) of the NSW Police Force are now taking applications for the ID Card. There is a $5 non-refundable cost recovery fee. All other fees related to the National Criminal History Check, registered mail and production costs are being met by the NSW Police Force. Payment can be made via credit card at the time of application with the security management team.

 

FAQ’s

  1. Where do I get the Application Forms?

Click here to download the Application Form to Retired Officers ID Application Form and the National Police Check Form.

2. Who is eligible?

The granting of the Retired Officers Identification Card is to recognise diligent and ethical service by retired (including retired as medically unfit) members of the NSW Police Force. Those officers taking optional age retirement need to have completed a minimum of ten years diligent and ethical service.

3. How much will it cost?

There is a $5 non-refundable cost recovery fee. All other fees related to the National Criminal History Check, registered mail and production costs are being met by the NSW Police Force.

4. How do I pay?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please click here to pay online. Once you have paid online you will be issued a receipt number. Please ensure you write this receipt number on your Application Form. Only online payments will be accepted. Your local police station will be unable to help.

5. How long will it take?

This is a significant step forward in the recognition of our retired officers. It is anticipated that there will be a considerable number of applications following the official launch and applicants should allow for 6 weeks to obtain their cards.

6. What happens after I apply?

The Security Management Unit will register your application and forward documentation to the Criminal Records Section and Security Vetting Unit to commence probity checks. Upon receipt of a favourable vetting check, the Professional Standards Command will conduct suitability checks and notify the SMU of the outcome. The SMU will then produce the Retired Identification Card and arrange for postage via registered mail to the successful applicant. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via email.

 

Application Process

Via Email

 

Via Post

  • Complete the Retired Officers ID Application Form
  • Complete the National Police Check Form making sure to include the required certified copies of your identification
  • Please supply at least 2 passport photos. Passport photos can be obtained from Australia Post Retail Outlets
  • Send your completed application forms and passport photos to Security Management Identification Unit, Level 2, Sydney Police Centre, 151-241 Goulburn Street Surry Hills NSW 2010.

 

Acceptable Identification

Applicants must have 3 types of acceptable identification from the below list. Identification must be current and should include at least one type of photographic ID and identification that contains a signature and date of birth.

Acceptable forms of identification are:

  • Passport
  • Drivers Licence
  • Certificate of Marriage or Change of Name
  • Govt issued Identity Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Medicare/Private Health Care Card
  • Credit Card
  • Student ID Card
  • Union/Professional Membership Card
  • Senior Citizen/Govt Concession Card
  • Rates Notice
  • Govt issued Licence
  • Photographic Employee ID Card
  • Utility Account (e.g. electricity, gas, telephone)
  • Govt issued Proof of Age Card

 

The certified copy must include the statement: “I certify that this is a true copy of the original document”. The certifier must also include their name, signature, date, registration number (if any), and qualification or occupation which makes them eligible to certify documents, on each of the photocopied identification documents.

Persons who can certify documents include:

  • An accountant (member of a recognised professional accounting body or a Registered Tax Agent)
  • A person listed on the roll of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory or the High Court of Australia as a legal practitioner
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
  • A police officer
  • A postal manager
  • A principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
  • A medical practitioner
  • A Justice of the Peace (with a registration number in the State in which they are registered)
  • A minister of Religon (registered under Subdivision A of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961)

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