Who we are

NSW Police Legacy was originally established to care for the widows, widowers, partners and dependent children of deceased NSW police officers.

Today, we care for many members of the wider police family, including our police legatees, the parents of deceased police officers through the parents' support network, special constables, serving and retired police and their families facing necessitous circumstances, and former police and their families as they transition from a career in policing to civilian life through BACKUP for Life.


Our Governance framework and processes guide us to achieve our mission while conforming to the relevant laws, standards and codes of ethics to meet public expectations of accountability and transparency.

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The successful operations of our charity are heavily reliant on the loyalty, passion, drive and vision of the Board of Directors, led by Chair, Inspector Paul Bousfield. They are transparent, collaborative and accountable in their actions.

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About Us

NSW Police Legacy is a strong and compassionate 'profit for purpose' organisation providing services to police legatees and members of the wider police family across the State.

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Our Police Family

NSW Police Legacy was founded by police, for police. We are the Police Force Charity. We were historically established to support the widows, widowers and dependent children of deceased NSW Police – our Police Legatees.

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30th anniversary

NSW Police Legacy was founded in 1987. Thirty years later, our core mission remains the same: to provide professional and compassionate support to police families who have suffered a loss.

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Annual reports

Our Annual Reports provide a history of our performance and activities against the main goals and strategies outlined in our strategic plan. Click here to read reports from the last three years.

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