NSWPF CoP Karen Webb presented a $60,000 cheque to Tony Moore, Chairman of the Special Olympics NSW. In two years, officers from across the state, including recruits at the NSWPF Academy in Goulburn, have donated almost $200,000 to support this initiative. The funds raised will help send a team of athletes to the National Games in Launceston in October. Photo credit: NSWPF. 

By Sonia Roberts
PANSW Police News Contributor

A request to “take a look at a file” was the starting point for a group of now-retired police officers to begin one of the NSWPF’s largest community engagement initiatives. 
Among the group is former Detective Inspector Alan Keane, who retired from NSW Police in 2005 after 25 years of service. He is currently the President of the Law Enforcement Torch Run NSW - one of many officers who continue to be a part of LETR after they hung up the badge.  
LETR is a worldwide police charity that operates the largest and most active community engagement initiative in global policing today. In Australia, the program funds much of the week-to-week activities of the local Special Olympics clubs in the community – allowing people living with an intellectual disability to get involved in sports and organised competition. This year is the 20th anniversary of the LETR in NSW.

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After 41 years of diligent service, Detective Sergeant Michael O’Keefe (APM), Investigations Manager, attached to the Marine Area Command is retiring. 

A retirement function has been organised in order to celebrate and provide him with the royal send-off he deserves.

Please be advised the venue has a capacity for 220 people. See above invitation for payment/reservation details.    

Parking at the venue is limited, however additional parking is available at Le Montage, 38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield, which is a short walk to the venue.  
For further enquiries, please contact either Detective Senior Constable Kellie Veness & Detective Senior Constable Jennifer Ross on (02) 93207469 or via email

Macarthur Branch, Retired and Former Police Association Inaugural Golf Day - Thursday 1 June 2023

The RFPA Macarthur Branch is holding our inaugural Golf Day to raise money for the purchase of life-saving defibrillators, to be placed in police vehicles attached to Campbelltown and Camden Police Area Commands (two for Campbelltown, one for Camden).  

Date and venue
Thursday 1 June 2023, Lakeside Golf Club Camden, Raby Road, Gledswood Hills. 
Shotgun start 8am.

What you get for $150 per player:

  • 18 holes of golf on a highly rated course paired in a motorised golf cart
  • Golf ball & tees for each player
  • Medallions for Nearest the Pin 3rd & 14th & Longest Drive 2nd & 15th
  • Trophies will be presented to the winning team of four
  • Breakfast:  Bacon & egg roll with tea or coffee from 7am
  • Quality lunch in Bunkers Restaurant

On course drinks, raffle & auction:  
A drinks cart will be on course if you wish to purchase soft drinks, water, or alcohol (Drink Responsibly - alcohol available after 10am). 
Raffle tickets will be sold & we will conduct a silent auction.  All money raised will be used for the stated purpose.

If you wish to support the day, play on the day, or require further information, please contact: 
Steve Reeves on 0423 454 661 or
Roger Ford 0412 409 905 or
Lakeside Golf Club Pro Shop (02) 4634 5838


Class 191's 40th-anniversary celebration

Date: Saturday 11 February 2023
Time: 1 pm
Venue: The Cleveland Hotel, Surry Hills NSW
For more information, please contact Kerrie Sicard on 0418 673 095 pr David Brissett via email

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