National Police Remembrance Day 2018

The following candlelight vigils, marches and memorial services will be held throughout Queensland this year.

Vigils will be held on Thursday evening, September 27 - unless otherwise stated - while marches and memorial services will be held on Friday, September 28.

Dress of the Day

Commissioned Officers (on duty)

  • Candlelight Vigil and Marching in uniform – 'Dress of the Day uniform'.  No tunics. The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged however, are not to be worn on polo shirts or Load Bearing Vests. 
  • Plain clothes officers - business attire with insignia as appropriate. The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged.

Non Commissioned Officers (on duty)

  • Candlelight Vigil and Marching in uniform - 'Dress of the Day uniform'.  No tunics.  The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged however, are not to be worn on polo shirts or Load Bearing Vests. 
  • Plain clothes officers - business attire with insignia as appropriate.  The wearing of full size Medals and Citations are encouraged. 

All police officers

Unless an officer has an exception approved, or is not OST qualified (including a current OST exemption) firearms and accoutrements are to be carried in the manner that is prescribed in policy. 

Officers for whom an exception is approved, who are not OST qualified (including a current OST exemption) are encouraged to march and attend services to show their support of National Police Remembrance Day.

'Dress of the Day uniform' includes uniform items issued to police officers for their daily rostered duties.   

'Dress of the Day uniform' includes firearm and accoutrements, if OST qualified and officers possess same.

Staff Members or Civilian Guests

Business attire with medals

Lowering of Flags

Flags at police establishments should be flown at the half-mast position as a sign of mourning until noon, then at full-mast to sunset. The flag is brought to the half-mast position by first raising it to the masthead and then immediately lowering it slowly to the half-mast position.  The flag should be raised again to the top before being lowered for the day.

The position of the flag when flying at half-mast will depend on the size of the flag and the length of the flagpole.

It is essential that it be lowered at least to a position recognizably "half-mast" so as to avoid the appearance of a flag which has accidentally fallen away from the mast-head owing to a loose halyard.

A satisfactory position for half-masting would normally be when the top of the flag is one-third of the distance down from the top of the mast.

Remembrance Day Blue Ribbons

Each year the Queensland Police Service provides all staff with satin blue and white chequered ribbons to be worn as a symbol of remembrance for all those officers who have been killed on duty.

The ribbon should be worn on the right hand side directly above the name tag. 

Details of National Police Remembrance Day services being held throughout Queensland

Atherton

​March:

Service: 

Contact:

​From Atherton Station, 9.30am

St Joseph's Catholic Church, 28 Mabel Street, 10am 

Senior Sergeant Kyell Palmer, 0404 842 254
Police Chaplain Allan Sharpe, 0439 798 128

Ayr

​Service:

Contact:

All Saints Anglican Church, 82 MacMillan Street, 2pm

Senior Sergeant Steve Barton, 4790 3555
Sergeant Craig Hosie, 4790 3555

Biloela

March:

Service:

Contact:

​From Commonwealth Bank, Kariboe Street, 9.30am

St Gabriel's Anglican Church, corner Kariboe and Melton streets, 10am

Senior Sergeant Nick Paton, 4992 2333
Police Chaplain John Coleman, 0414 722 008

Bowen

​Service:

Contact:

Bowen Baptist Church, 91-95 Argyle Road, 10am

Senior Sergeant Craig Shepherd, 4720 4510

Brisbane

​Vigil:

Contact:

March:

Service:

Contact:

​QPS Academy, Oxley, 7pm

Senior Sergeant Andrew Bagley, 3258 2490

From Police Headquarters, Roma Street, 9am

St John's Cathedral, 373 Ann Street, 10am

Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Cousins, 0433 227 017

Bundaberg

​Vigil:

March:

Service:

Contact:

​Bundaberg Station, 6pm

From Bundaberg Uniting Church to front of church, 9.45am

Bundaberg Uniting Church, 34 Barolin Street, 10am

Inspector Pat Swindells, 4153 9144
Vicki Booth, 4153 9144
Police Chaplain Ray Nutley, 0419 744 986

Cairns

​Service:

Contact:

​Cairns Regional Council, 119-145 Spence Street, 10am

Senior Sergeant Brian Platz, 4040 4933, 0412 472 770
Police Chaplain Doug Foster, 0407 761 950

Charleville

​Vigil:

Service:

Contact:

​Charleville Cemetery, Mary Street, 6pm

St Mary's Catholic Church, Watson Street, 10am

Acting Inspector Michael Symes, 4650 5516
Senior Constable Dan Nunn, 4650 5511

Charters Towers

​Service:

Contact:

​Uniting Church, 101 Gill Street, 10am

Acting Senior Sergeant Dean Cavanagh, 4788 2555

Cloncurry

​Service:

Contact:

​St Colman's Catholic Church, Sheaffe Street, 4pm

Senior Sergeant Brad Rix, 4742 8888

Dalby

​Service:

Contact:

​St John's Anglican Church, corner Drayton and Cunningham streets, 10am

Senior Sergeant Terry McCullough, 0427 546 050

Doomadgee

​Vigil:

Contact:

​Doomadgee Station, front lawn, 6.30pm

Senior Sergeant Aaron Baxter, 4742 9090

Emerald

​Service:

Contact:

​St Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, corner Yamala and Anakie streets, 10am

Senior Sergeant Peter McFarlane, 4983 8100

Gladstone

​Vigil:

March:

Service:

Contact:

​Police Memorial, Gladstone Station, 7pm

From Gladstone Station, 9.45am

St Saviour's Anglican Church, 70 Auckland Street, 10am 

Senior Constable Wendy Brooks, 4971 3247
Police Chaplain Daniel Jayaraj, 0435 867 166

Gold Coast

​March:

Service:

Contact:

​From Goodwin Park, corner Warner and Scott streets, 10am

St Augustin's Catholic Church, Coolangatta, 10.30am

Inspector Mat Rosevear, 5555 8703

Gympie

​Service:

Contact:

​St Peter's Anglican Church, corner Amy Street and Lady Mary Terrace, 10am

Senior Constable Debbie Wruck, 5480 1410
Police Chaplain Bruce Dorman, 0419 165 947 

Hughenden

​​Service:

Contact:

​St Thomas' Anglican Church, corner Hardwicke and Resolution streets, 10am

Senior Constable Samantha Douglas, 0410 151 143

Ingham

​​​Service:

Contact:

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 39 McIlwraith Street, 2pm

Acting Senior Sergeant Donald Auld, 4776 9777

Jundah

​Vigil:

Contact:

​Jundah Memorial Hall, 10am, September 29

Sergeant Glen Arrold, 4658 6300

Kumbia

​Service:

Contact:

​Peace Lutheran Church, 10 Kearneys Road, 3pm

Senior Sergeant Lance Guteridge, 0439 612 471

Logan

Service:

Contact:

​Emmaus College, 48 East Street, Jimboomba, 2pm

Senior Sergeant Peter Waugh, 5547 9800, 0407 119 673
Senior Sergeant Michael Leafe, 3802 7106, 0403 824 521

Longreach

​March:

Service:

Contact:

​From Stockman's Hall of Fame entrance, 9.45am

Memorial Garden, Stockman's Hall of Fame, 10am

Jo Wyton, 4652 5216

Mackay

​Vigil:

March:

Service:

Contact:

​Old Town Hall Park, 57 Sydney Street, 5.30pm

From Brisbane Street, 9.30am

St Patrick's Catholic Church, River Street, 10am

Sergeant Helen Newman, 4840 0820

Maryborough

​Service:

Contact:

Life Church, 68 Gayndah Road, 10am

Senior Constable Melanie Ryan, 4123 8141

Moranbah

​Service:

Contact:

​Moranbah Baptist Church, Elliot Street, 10am

Senior Sergeant Mike Bailey, 4941 6201

Mount Isa

​Vigil:

Service:

Contact:

​Pamela Street Hill, 6.30pm

Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 2 Corbould Street, 10am

Superintendent Glen Pointing 0408 739 899

Normanton

​Service:

Contact:

​Normanton Station, front lawn, 10am

Senior Sergeant Mark Corry, 4745 2555

Petrie

​Service:

Contact:

​North Pine Anglican Church, 2 Wyllie Street, 2pm

Detective Sergeant Eugene Waugh, 0413 447 340

Port Douglas

​​Service:

Contact:

​St Mary's by the Sea, 8 Dixie Street, 10am

Sergeant Damien Meadows, 0409 895 602

Redcliffe

​​Service:

Contact:

Uniting Church, 1 Richens Street, 2pm

Ashleigh Peacock, 3283 0510 

Redlands

​Service:

Contact:

​St. George's Anglican Church, Thorne Road, Birkdale, 2pm

Suzanne Luskie, 0423 091 560

Rockhampton

​Vigil:

March:

Service:

Contact:

​Police Memorial Park, Bolsover Street, 5.30pm

From Police Station, 9.45am

St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 51 Denham Street, 10am

Senior Constable Tanya Shield, 4932 3692
Police Chaplain Glenn Louttit, 0407 708 002

Roma

​​Service:

Contact:

​Church of Christ, Currie Street, 10am

Senior Sergeant Russell McKee, 0417 747 121

Sunshine Coast

​Service:

Contact:

​Kawana Surf Club, 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina, 9am

Chaplain Matt Govan, 0472 802 511
Sergeant Rebecca Wilson, 5409 7938

Thursday Island

​Service:

Vigil:

Contact:

​Uniting Church, 142 Douglas Street, 10am

Graveside of William Conroy, sunset, September 28

Acting Inspector Jamie Horn, 0436 435 733
Juanita Mills, 4069 1520, 0432 424 114

Toowoomba

​Vigil:

Service:

Contact:

​Police Memorial, 52 Neil Street, 6pm

St Luke's Anglican Church, 152 Herries Street, 10am

Sergeant Johanne Windsor, 4631 6464        
Police Chaplain Jeff Baills, 4631 6764

Townsville

​March:

Service:

Contact:

​From Flinders Street West, 9.30am

St James Anglican Church, 36 Cleveland Terrace, 10am

Janice Joseph, 4726 8640
Police Chaplain Horst Sauer, 0427 035 506

Tully

​March:

Service:

Contact:

​From Tully Station, 9.30am

St Clare's Catholic Church, 13 Mars Street, 10am

Senior Constable Paula Ganly, 4068 4000
Police Chaplain Will Spann, 0429 811 293

Warwick

​Service:

Contact:

​Warwick Uniting Church, 37 Guy Street, 10am

Jen Walker, 4660 4444
Vic Steer, 4660 4444

Weipa

​Service:

Contact:

​TBC—St Luke's Church, Central Avenue, Rocky Point, 10am

Senior Sergeant Antoni Lesic, 4090 6000