Activity: National Police Memorial Critical Analysis

Setting the scene

In 2001, the Australasian Police Minister’ Council resolved that a National Police Memorial be established in the nation’s capital as a collaborative effort between the Australian Federal Police, state and territory police jurisdictions and Australia’s police associations through the Police Federation of Australia.

Following this resolution, a Steering Committee was established which brought the project to fruition, overseeing every aspect, from site selection to design and construction. The Committee’s efforts have resulted in a memorial of which they, the policing community and all Australians can be justly proud.

What to do

Answer the following questions:

Be creative

Instead of creating a memorial, think of other ways to commemorate the unpredictable nature of policing. What can your school do on National Police Remembrance Day to acknowledge the important role police officers play in the Australian community?