Christmas is a time for togetherness, and I hope that colleagues across the AFP are preparing for precious time with family, friends and loved ones.
It’s a time for us to be thankful for family, community, health, and happiness, but it can also be a poignant time of reflection, as we remember those who are no longer with us.
For some, Christmas is a difficult time, and in policing we are privileged to see many great acts of generosity within communities, as people reach out to help those who may need support or companionship over the Christmas period.
For most in the community, Christmas is a time for relaxing away from work, but for many in policing it remains a 24/7 vocation. The job goes on, with thousands of colleagues working across Christmas and into the New Year – either on duty or through on-call responsibilities.
I would like to extend my thanks to everyone working to keep our communities safe this Christmas. We are hugely grateful for the sacrifices you and your loved ones make for the benefit of others.
I hope for a safe and peaceful time for all and would like to wish the entire AFPA/ policing family a very Merry Christmas.
Below you can find a summary of the media appearances I have made over November.