30th Anniversary

Established in 1987

Getting Started

NSW Police Legacy was founded by then Deputy Commissioner Barney Ross, and President of the Police Association of NSW Lloyd Taylor, when they identified a need to support the families of deceased Police Officers. Services Legacy, now called Legacy Australia was seen as a model which could be implemented for Police.

Key stakeholders included Minister for Police, Commissioner of Police and the Police Association. An initial contribution of $50,000 from the NSW Premier enabled NSW Police Legacy to be formed and its office established in the Police Association building on Elizabeth Street in Sydney. Key founding members included Barney Ross, Lloyd Taylor, Ron Alexander and Geoff Green.  

The assistance of the Police Association was vital in the early days as the vast majority of serving members belonged to the organisation. The support of the Police Association has contributed enormously to the ongoing success of Police Legacy throughout the years, and only recently, the Elizabeth Street office was expanded to accommodate the growing business.


To recognise the vital role police officers play in protecting internal security, and ensure a commitment to remembering the service and dedication of deceased police officers and their families; our police legatees.

The Police Family

NSW Police Legacy developed a deep and meaningful commitment to the notion of Police Family and quite simply, aimed to provide police legatees with:

  • A sense of belonging to the police family
  • A group with whom to celebrate special occasions
  • Support for the education of dependent legatees (children 21 years and under)

 First Benefits & Services

  • Birthday and Christmas cards and cheques
  • Education grants from pre-school to University
  • An initial School holiday camp for children
  • Inaugural Christmas Luncheon 
Watch this space as our timeline continues to roll out...