AFPFMA President's Report

2019
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Mike Doroshenko

2019 PRESIDENT’S REPORT

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BIO & AFP Service

Mike Doroshenko was born in Sydney and joined the Australian Federal Police on 30th June 1980. After graduating recruit class 4/80 Mike was assigned Diplomatic and Consular Security duties as a Protective Services Officer in Canberra, A.C.T. In 1982 Mike underwent a general policing course and served at City Station and Belconnen Station as a general duties Constable for a number of years.

In 1983 Mike became a founding member of the AFP Ski Club, and the Australian Police Ski Championships. From 1982 - 2013 he represented the Australian Federal Police and Australia in many Police snow ski racing events in Australia, Italy, Canada and USA.

In early 1989 Mike was transferred to ACT Traffic Branch then transferred to Sydney (Airport Branch) in late 1989. In June of 1990 Mike was offered an "early retirement" package, as positions for all uniform branch members at all airports around Australia were made redundant.

Mike has been awarded an Australian Federal Police Service medal.

Having spent 10 years with the AFP, Mike has had a keen interest in reuniting lost friends and family members, as well as keeping in touch with former AFP colleagues. With this in mind Mike established Oz Reunion in 2000, to try and reconnect with a lost brother he had never met. With over 40,000 listings, the website is Australia's first internet reunion site and has attracted over 3.8 million visitors, as well as reuniting thousands of people. By the way, the website did work for Mike and he was reunited with his brother's family.

On 19 August 2009, Mike created a Facebook page for former AFP members and the AFP Former Members Network was born. To date it has over 1,000 members and growing strong as a valuable resource to many, helping them reconnect with former colleagues. He has facilitated numerous events and has been described by Commissioner Andrew Colvin APM, OAM as "a pioneer for all former AFP members."

Mike is one of the founders of the AFP Former Members Association and is the inaugural President of the AFPFMA. As President of the AFPFMA, Mike has created the "Mates in Blue" initiative to help former AFP sisters & brothers in blue who need our help, by way of an occasional visit in hospital, attend funerals or respond to AFP former members in need.

Mike is married with 2 children and resides on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

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