National Police Remembrance Day is a significant day across Australia and the South West Pacific region. It is a day when South Australia Police, their families, and the community can pause and reflect on the dangers of policing and remember those police officers who have made the supreme sacrifice.
Neighbourhood Watch members often work closely with their local police officers and we encourage everyone to acknowledge this significant day and to show support for the men and women of SA Police.
Unfortunately due to the current threat of the COVID-19 virus this year’s ceremony will follow a different format.
At 11.00 am today, Tuesday 29 September 2020, a reduced service will be conducted at the SA Police Academy’s Wall of Remembrance. Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens will host the service for a small contingent of invited dignitaries and emergency services personnel.
The service will honour and remember the 61 dedicated SA Police officers, and those from other Australasian jurisdictions, who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The National Police Remembrance Day National Service held in Canberra will be live streamed from 4.30 pm on Tuesday, 29 September and can be viewed here.
Police premises will be flying their flags at half-mast from 8.00 am until 12.00 pm, and Adelaide Oval management have kindly agreed for the Southern Stand lights to be turned blue and white this evening.
The National Police Remembrance Day Ribbon is available from police stations and Police Credit Union branches for a gold coin donation. All funds raised will support SA Police Legacy which provides support to SA Police officers and their families in times of serious illness or bereavement.