‘Cement yourself into Taree history’ – that’s the message from Manning-Great Lakes Police Commander, Detective Superintendent Shane Cribb as the district launches a new initiative in partnership with NSW Police Legacy.
The new Taree Police Station is currently under construction, due to be complete by mid-2020.
As part of the build, the Manning-Great Lakes Police District is proud to be joining forces with NSW Police Legacy to launch the ‘Taree Paver Project’ and become a part of policing history.
A dedicated walkway will be constructed at the entrance to the new Taree Police Station, with special engraved pavers leading the way into the station.
Members of the NSW Police Force who currently and previously worked at the Taree Police Station, and also members of the public are being encouraged to ‘Buy a Brick’ which will be included as part of the ‘Police Legacy Walk’.
100 per cent of the proceeds will be donated to NSW Police Legacy.
Manning-Great Lakes Police District Commander, Detective Superintendent Shane Cribb said it’s a great way to honour the NSW Police Force family – past, present and future.
“The former Taree Police Station has been part of the community for more than a century. While it’s time for a fresh start, it’s fantastic to be able to pave the way forward.
“It’s a nod to those who have protected our community – all while raising much needed funds for NSW Police Legacy.
“It’s like writing your name in the pavement, only this time – you’re helping families in need of support,” Det Supt Cribb said.
Chair of NSW Police Legacy, Detective Superintendent Gary Merryweather APM said the monies raised through the ‘Taree Paver Project’ will assist dozens of families who have lost loved ones, while doing their job protecting the community.
“The funds from this fantastic project will help us further develop and expand our networks to assist widows and families in NSW Police Legacy, so please ‘Buy a Brick’ and support the Police Legacy family,” Det Supt Merryweather said.
You can purchase a paver at the ‘Taree Paver Project’ online page: https://tareepaverproject.gofundraise.com.au
For members of the NSW Police Force who have previously or currently do work at Taree, a brick is $75.
For members of the community who wish to take part, a brick is $100.
Anyone who wants to ‘Buy a Brick’ can do so until Friday 1 November 2019.
The Taree Police Station was opened in 1868. Clocking over 150 years of history, the station has become an integral part of the Manning Valley region. The upgraded station will be built at the same site.
On completion, the new Taree Police Station will include:
- A regional police charge facility (including van dock, charge dock, charge room facilities and interview room)
- Upgraded breath analysis and drug testing facility and equipment
- CCTV and audio-visual links (AVL)
- Modern workspaces for all staff
NSW Police Legacy, established in 1987, is a not-for-profit organisation committed to supporting both past and present police and their families during times of tragedy and need.
Today, NSW Police Legacy supports more than 1,000 police legatees, by providing both financial assistance and compassionate support to our police families.