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.

Governance & Leadership

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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Patrons & Board

The successful operations of our charity are heavily reliant on the loyalty, passion, drive and vision of the Board of Directors, led by Chair Det Supt Gary Merryweather. 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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Position Statement: Death of an officer

Generally, we do not make public comment on the death of police officers (serving or otherwise). In certain high-profile circumstances a police officer’s death may be reported in the media and become a matter of public interest.

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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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Police Memorials

There are several sites of commemoration for Police in NSW and around Australia: The National Police Memorial, The NSW Service Memorial, and The NSW Police Wall of Remembrance.

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