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Dr Kevin Gilmartin returns to Victoria in October 2017

The Police Association is pleased to advise that members can now reserve their free tickets to see Dr Kevin Gilmartin, the world’s leading expert on advancing the emotional wellbeing of police officers, for one of his five Victorian presentations between Friday 6 and Wednesday 11 October.

Dr Gilmartin will present in Bendigo, Melbourne (two sessions), Moe and Geelong.

We’re also pleased that the Chief Commissioner will again be supporting Dr Gilmartin’s 2017 series of visits, having granted formal approval to allow members to be rostered to attend one of his five presentations.

Dr Gilmartin will again share his wealth of knowledge, advice and coping strategies with members and their loved ones over five presentations across the state.

Dr Gilmartin, a highly-respected US behavioural scientist and former 20-year police veteran himself, presented to more than 3500 members and partners when he last visited Victoria early last year to glowing reviews from those who came to hear him.

Members who have previously missed out on seeing Dr Gilmartin will have an opportunity to hear about his proactive and holistic coping strategies, which have helped tens of thousands of police officers around the world successfully cope with the challenges of police work and the stresses of daily life in general.

All Police Association members and their immediate family members are invited (and indeed, encouraged) to attend one of these sessions on Dr Gilmartin’s Victorian itinerary.

Further details / How do I book my ticket(s)

To view details on venues, dates and times for all five sessions and to book your free e- ticket(s) for one of these sessions, please click here.

The Police Association turns 100

This year marks the Police Association’s centenary. It was 100 years ago in May 1917 when the Association was founded.

While the Association’s key focus in its early days was to drag police pay and conditions out of the dark ages, it has over the decades evolved into a strong voice for Victorian police officers and PSOs with a proud record of substantial achievement.

These achievements have resulted in continual improvement in the working lives of generations of members who have served and protected our state.

The occasion of our centenary gives us cause to reflect with pride on these achievements, many of which were hard fought and won.

This said, we must never allow our progress make us complacent. There is always more to be done. In this regard our Executive Committee, Staff and Delegates are committed to further improving the working lives of members as we continue to pursue a whole raft of issues on our agenda.

To commemorate the occasion of our centenary year, we have produced a video documentary that chronicles key events and achievements in our history. Members are invited to view this video on our website by clicking here.

Wayne Gatt