The Australian Federal Police Former Members Association (AFPFMA) has called on the Government to start using the term ‘police veteran’ when referring to former police.
The AFPFMA has established a Welfare Fund for it’s members. It aims to provide relief and assistance to AFP Veterans, sworn and unsworn, and their families who are ‘in need’, or experiencing hardship or distress. This may include short term relief through cash (such as in the case of the bushfire victims) vouchers for house cleaning/gardening/ transportation, food shopping etc or short-term respite.
Detective Senior Sergeant Hector “Hec” Alfred Veitch (Retd) AFP 255 was born 18 September 1932 and passed away aged 88 years, on 16 January 2021. Mr Veitch joined the Commonwealth Police Force on 31 January 1961 and became a member of the Australian Federal Police on Foundation Day in 1979.
The AFPFMA is saddened to hear of the passing of one of our foundation members #67. Detective Superintendent Raymond John (Boney) Cooper (Retired) AFP 538, who was a regular attendee to our monthly coffee catch-ups on the Sunshine Coast. Our condolences to Robyn and family. Ray will be missed.
On 17 October 2020, the AFPFMA held its second AGM. Members from across the country participated via Zoom or in person. Mike Doroshenko, having filled the role of President for two terms, was not able to stand again due to our constitution.
Celebrating a Centenary of Policing
Former AFP Members are interviewed in 2013 about their time in ACT policing to celebrate a centenary of policing.
The AFP celebrates their 40th Anniversary in 2019.