Over 40 years, Victoria Police Legacy has wrapped its arms around the children, partners and parents of our members. They have provided invaluable and unwavering support in times of hardship, providing emotional support, counselling, financial advice and assistance, education support and many other services. Importantly, Victoria Police Legacy creates a community of police legatees and keeps our families connected to Victoria Police throughout their lives.  To read a short history of Victoria Police Legacy click here.

Our Journey

1980

The Journey starts

Strongly supported by the Chief Commissioner Sinclair Imrie "Mick" Miller, the Victoria Police Legacy Scheme was formally established on 6th February 1980.   It was led by founding committee members Chief Superintendent Peter Ryan APM OAM, Inspector Bryan Kelly, Inspector Gary Storey and other officers.  CCP Mick Miller 'arranged' for every member of Victoria Police to have 20 cents deducted from their wages to support police legatees.

1981

Staff Recruitment Begins

In 1981 Victoria Police Legacy employed office manager, signally the start of non-police being engaged to perform specialist roles as needed.

Since them our staff team has grown under the leadership of  Chief Executive Officer Lex de Man .

2005

Getaway's begin

Police legatees were taken on their first country getaway.  CEO Meg Galpin and board members Gary Storey and Peter O'Neill accompanied 38 police legatees to the National Police Tattoo hosted by the South Australia Police Force

2006

Victoria Police Chapel


On 20th April 2006, two large Victoria Police Legacy banners were created and hung at the front of the Police Chapel at the Victoria Police Academy.  They were unveiled by Patron-in-Chief Professor David de Kretser AO Governor of Victoria

2013

Financial Assistance

Nearly $900,000 of assistance was provided to police legatees - the biggest financial year expenditure on police legatees in its history

2014

Carlton Office

In 2014 Victoria Police Legacy purchased and relocated to its own premises in Carlton.

The Carlton offices were officially dedicated  and named the "S.I. Mick Miller Victoria Police Legacy Building". Former CCP Mick Miller attended the dedication with founding members Peter Ryan and Brian Kelly along with former CCP Graeme Ashton, members of police command and police legatees

2016

First female chair elected

On 16th November, 2016 Assistant Commissioner Lauren Callaway APM was the first female to be elected Chair of Victoria Police Legacy having served six years as a board member

2020

Caring for Police Families for 40 years

In February 2020, around 140 guests, including police legatees, Victoria Police Legacy Patron Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton AM, Victoria Police Legacy Board, Ambassadors, Staff and volunteers and members of Victoria Police command, came together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Victoria Police Legacy at Bishopscourt in  East Melbourne.  More info 40th Anniversary booklet-click here.

2021

Remembrance Garden

The 'Victoria Police Legacy Remembrance Garden' at the Victoria Police Academy was dedicated to the fallen four - Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Joshua Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris.

1980

The Journey starts

Strongly supported by the Chief Commissioner Sinclair Imrie "Mick" Miller, the Victoria Police Legacy Scheme was formally established on 6th February 1980.   It was led by founding committee members Chief Superintendent Peter Ryan APM OAM, Inspector Bryan Kelly, Inspector Gary Storey and other officers.  CCP Mick Miller 'arranged' for every member of Victoria Police to have 20 cents deducted from their wages to support police legatees.

1981

Staff Recruitment Begins

In 1981 Victoria Police Legacy employed office manager, signally the start of non-police being engaged to perform specialist roles as needed.

Since them our staff team has grown under the leadership of  Chief Executive Officer Lex de Man .

2005

Getaway's begin

Police legatees were taken on their first country getaway.  CEO Meg Galpin and board members Gary Storey and Peter O'Neill accompanied 38 police legatees to the National Police Tattoo hosted by the South Australia Police Force

2006

Victoria Police Chapel


On 20th April 2006, two large Victoria Police Legacy banners were created and hung at the front of the Police Chapel at the Victoria Police Academy.  They were unveiled by Patron-in-Chief Professor David de Kretser AO Governor of Victoria

2013

Financial Assistance

Nearly $900,000 of assistance was provided to police legatees - the biggest financial year expenditure on police legatees in its history

2014

Carlton Office

In 2014 Victoria Police Legacy purchased and relocated to its own premises in Carlton.

The Carlton offices were officially dedicated  and named the "S.I. Mick Miller Victoria Police Legacy Building". Former CCP Mick Miller attended the dedication with founding members Peter Ryan and Brian Kelly along with former CCP Graeme Ashton, members of police command and police legatees

2016

First female chair elected

On 16th November, 2016 Assistant Commissioner Lauren Callaway APM was the first female to be elected Chair of Victoria Police Legacy having served six years as a board member

2020

Caring for Police Families for 40 years

In February 2020, around 140 guests, including police legatees, Victoria Police Legacy Patron Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton AM, Victoria Police Legacy Board, Ambassadors, Staff and volunteers and members of Victoria Police command, came together to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Victoria Police Legacy at Bishopscourt in  East Melbourne.  More info 40th Anniversary booklet-click here.

2021

Remembrance Garden

The 'Victoria Police Legacy Remembrance Garden' at the Victoria Police Academy was dedicated to the fallen four - Leading Senior Constable Lynette Taylor, Senior Constable Kevin King, Constable Joshua Prestney and Constable Glen Humphris.

Police Legacy Board Presidents-Chairs

Name Date
Brian T Kelly QPM 1980 – 1985
Peter F Ryan APM OAM 1985 - 1992
Brian T Kelly QPM 1992 - 1994
Allan J Pocock APM 1994 - 1997
Robert L Martin 1997 - 2003
Graeme D Arthur APM 2003 - 2004
Roger H Schranz APM 2004 - 2015
Stephen C Cooper 2015 - 2016
Lauren Callaway APM 2016 -

Life Members List