MEDIA STATEMENT Incorrect reporting of NSW Police Force's Optional Disengagement Scheme

Wednesday, 22 February 2023 05:50:26 PM

Figures quoted in media reports today in relation to the NSW Police Force’s Optional Disengagement Scheme are incorrect.

In the first round of the scheme last year, 219 officers left the organisation.

This year, 704 applications were lodged, and it is anticipated a similar number to last year will be granted.

This scheme has been designed to ensure that our people transition out of the organisation with dignity and in good health. It also recognises that it’s increasingly common for people to have more than one career in their lifetime.