Friends of Police Legacy

Friends of Police Legacy

Victoria Police Legacy (VPL) introduced the concept of Friends of Police Legacy (FoPL) sometime ago to provide greater inclusiveness for those in the police family who have lost a loved one and/or for those who have supported police families. VPL will provide FoPL with support and fellowship.

The FoPL concept has evolved as VPL has grown. Feedback from previous legatees, staff and board members identified the need for VPL to ensure an ongoing connectedness to VPL, the police family and policing, especially with regard to legatee children and young people.

A FoPL may be:

the parents’ of deceased members of Victoria Police where the deceased member was not married and/or in a current relationship, Legatees who have entered a new relationship and/or remarried, and; any other person(s) as deemed appropriate by the Board of Victoria Police Legacy. If you are a former legatee or someone that has recently been identified as coming within the aforementioned criteria, we extend the invitation to you to be a FoPL.

Accordingly, subject to board approval, VPL support to you will include an invitation to attend a regional luncheon, forums and Field Officer support. For those FoPL that have entered a new relationship and/or remarried and have legatee children, you will be afforded access to additional support and services such as attendance at the Children’s Christmas Function, Reconnection Day and Family Trips, by virtue that you are the parent/guardian of a legatee child/young person.

If you are unsure of your status, know anyone who may be eligible to be a legatee or Friend of Police Legacy please call and or encourage that person to contact the team at VPL on (03) 9663 4280, Country callers – 1800 065 999 or email: info@policelegacyvic.org.au.