Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy retires after nearly 40 years of service

The NSW Police Force has farewelled Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, who retires today after nearly 40 years of distinguished service.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, together with Deputy Commissioner Jeff Loy and Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott, joined members of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command at Huntingwood to celebrate the career of Assistant Commissioner Corboy today (Friday 26 June 2020).

The day culminated in a ‘March Out’ of the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, which included a guard of honour, an escort by Traffic and Highway Patrol motorcycles and cars, and a fly-over by the Aviation Support Branch before Assistant Commissioner Corboy performed a final salute to Commissioner Fuller.

It marked the end of a 39-year career, after Assistant Commissioner Corboy joined the force in 1981 and started work as a probationary constable in the Number 4 Division.

During his career, Assistant Commissioner Corboy has risen through the ranks at Albury, Cowra, Mt Druitt, The Hills, Holroyd, the Public Affairs Branch and Education and Training Command, before becoming the Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander in 2016.

His service has not gone unrecognised – Assistant Commissioner Corboy has received the Commendation for Courage and Community Service Medal from the Commissioner. He has also been awarded the Australian Police Medal (APM), the National Police Service Medal and clasps to the NSW Police and National Service medals.

Assistant Commissioner Corboy has been involved in several charities; including serving on the Police Legacy Board for 10 years and being a founder of both Red Nose Day and the Wall to Wall Remembrance ride.

The remembrance ride, which was first held in 2010, sees police from around the country ride motorcycles to Canberra for a service to honour those who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.

For Assistant Commissioner Corboy, his retirement means more time with family and friends and hitting the open road on his motorcycle.

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