BankVic was established by police, for police, and for us it is an important day to reflect on the bravery, selflessness and tragedy of police officers who have died serving their community. It also allows Victoria Police and the community to pay their respects to Victoria Police employees who have lost their lives over the last 12 months through illness or other circumstances.
As an ongoing supporter of the Blue Ribbon Foundation, every year we turn our branches blue for this significant day, and this year will be no different. Our branches at our three Victoria Police sites – Victoria Police Centre, City West and Glen Waverley – are selling merchandise, our digital screens will display the check ribbon, and a check ribbon has also been placed on the branch floor to further show our respect during September and October.
You can get involved. Blue Ribbons and merchandise are available at our branches, Woolworths and at The Cop Shop. You can also donate at Blue Ribbon Foundation. The National Police Remembrance Day website will include details of all state services.
Today, and every day, we thank our members for protecting our community and keeping us safe.