The history of the NSW Police Council of Sport Incorporated, began in 1992 when the then Commissioner Lauer requested that the Chairman of the NSW Police Amateur Sports Federation, Chief Superintendent Jarratt, to establish a working party to undertake a general review of the structures of the NSW Police Service sporting bodies.

The working party consisted of Chief Superintendents Jarratt and Hopkins, Superintendent Shaw, Senior Sergeants Wakefield and May and Sergeant Prendergast. They first met in December 1992 and again January 1993 with a submission returned to the Commissioner on 28 January, 1993. The major thrust of the submission was the amalgamation of the NSW Police Amateur Sports Federation, the NSW Branch of the International Law Enforcement Games and the NSW Police Games Council, into the NSW Police Council of Sport.

The Inaugural meeting of the NSW Police Council of Sport was held at Police Headquarters on the 8thJune, 1993. Present at this meeting were:

The main focus of the inaugural meeting was the drafting of a Constitution and a newly created police position of Chief Sports Officer. Of interest, the minutes record the fact that of the 13,000 serving police at that time, 5,284 were financial members of the NSW Police Amateur Sports Federation.

Senior Sergeant Max May won the position of Chief Sports Officer.

Despite the NSW Police Council of Sport commencing in 1993, it was not until the 19th October, 1995 that the Inaugural Annual General Meeting of the NSW Police Council of Sport was held. The Chairman was Assistant Commissioner Jarratt, COP Representative Detective Superintendent Coe, the Chief Sports Officer/Secretary, Inspector May and the Treasurer, Sergeant Spring. Five members were elected via secret ballot, being Messrs Dening, Prendergast, Cameron, Bourke and Shaw. Twenty eight police sporting clubs were represented.

They were:

  • Rifle
  • Netball
  • Pistol
  • Golf
  • Track & Field
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Bowling
  • Darts
  • Squash
  • Gun
  • Basketball
  • Surfing
  • Cricket
  • Rugby League
  • Ten Pin
  • Ski
  • Boxing
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Tug-of-war
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Gliding
  • Distance Running
  • Billiards
  • Equestrian
  • Touch Football

The NSW Police Council of Sport in 2018 celebrated it’s 25th Year in October. Over the course of these twenty five years, the organisation has –

  1. Hosted thirty-two NSW Police Games events,
  2. Hosted the Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games (2008 and will again in 2020!),
  3. Hosted numerous Australian Police Championships,
  4. Competed successfully at national and international police sporting events.

It is with confidence and enthusiasm that we look forward to the coming years of police sport, especially with the upcoming 2019 NSW Police (& Emergency Services) Games in Wollongong and the hosting of the 2020 Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games. Join us to continue this legacy of police sport!