A SPECIAL function for retired police officers was held at the Berry Police Station on Thursday, September 5.
Retired Police Day was established to honour the contribution, sacrifice and ongoing legacy of retired NSW police officers who provided diligent and ethical service over many years.
Hosted by the Shoalhaven Local Area Command, it was a chance for former officers from around the region to get together and at the same time see some of the technology and equipment available to the modern officer.
Chairman of the South Coast branch of the Retired Police Association, Bob Williamson said the event was very social.
“Gatherings like this are held annually in the Shoalhaven command and are a great way for former officers to catch up with each other,” he said
“We have had former officers travel from all over the region to take part which is fantastic.”
Shoalhaven Local Area Commander Superintendent Joe Cassar said the Retired Police Day was a great gathering.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for former officers to catch up with former colleagues,” he said.
“It is also a chance to see such things as the current highway patrol vehicles, the trail bike squad, the mobile police vans as well as other technology available to current officers.”
There was even a visit by the Mounted Police with two of its horse teams in attendance and the dog squad, while guests were also entertained by the Police Band.
More photos from this event can be viewed at: www.southcoastregister.com.au/community/photo-sales/