In this special episode we learn about the planning and logistics involved in hosting National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) services in the nation’s capital. The main Dusk Service involves police from across the county. This year the Commissioners from Queensland and Western Australia attended, along with the AFP Commissioner and the Governor-General of Australia. NPRD has significant resonance for the policing community in Australia, New Zealand and in the Pacific.
The main guest in the episode is AFP Superintendent Dean Elliott, whose Recognition and Customs teams are responsible for hosting the Dusk Service and supporting other services.
Also in the episode are this year’s Dusk Service addresses of the Governor-General of Australia and the commissioners from the Australian Federal Police, the Queensland Police Service and the Western Australia Police Force. The episode ends with a dramatic reading of the poem ‘I Am’, written especially to commemorate fallen police.
Host: Jason Byrnes APM
Guest: AFP Superintendent Dean Elliott
Speakers at the Service:
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
Commissioner Col Blanch APM, Western Australia Police Force
Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, Queensland Police Service
Commissioner Reece P Kershaw APM, Australian Federal Police
Poem: ‘I Am’
Written by: Vince Pannell APM
Spoken by: Rebecca Kotz and Greg Primmer
Music at the beginning of the episode
‘The Requiescat’ played by the NSW Police Force Band