The NSW Government recognises and appreciates the valuable service offered by former NSW police officers to the community. The importance of ensuring that those who have served the community are supported cannot be understated.

Many former NSW police officers transition out of the NSW Police Force facing a broad range of challenges when returning to a civilian lifestyle, in particular mental health issues which can significantly impact on their immediate family. The NSW Government has partnered with NSW Police Legacy to design and coordinate a program that provides appropriate support systems for these individuals. Commencing 2015-2016, a funding commitment from Government of $500,000 provided annually over four years has been made to enable the program.

For more information on this initiative of NSW Policy Legacy, visit the BACKUP for Life webpage of the NSW Police Legacy website.