Cop this Vic Alhadeff

May 13, 2014 by J-Wire Staff
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A group of prominent community identities is taking part in a unique experience and learn what it is like to be a police officer.


Vic Alhadeff

Vic Alhadeff

Representing the Jewish community is Vic Alhadeff –CEO NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, Chair NSW Community Relations Commission, and Commissioner’s Police Multicultural Advisory Council member.

A total of 20 participants have been nominated by senior police in their community to take part in the Community Awareness in Policing Program (CAPP).

The program is the tenth of its kind to be conducted by the NSW Police Force.

It aims to provide participants with knowledge and understanding of modern policing as well as the opportunity to meet and talk with both frontline and senior police.

Over the next four weeks the participants will visit the NSW Police Force Academy in Goulburn, the Marine Area Command in Balmain, the Sydney Police Centre and Parramatta Local Area Command.

Attendees will experience various aspects of police work such as undergoing driver training and a mock police pursuit, hands-on weapons training, marine search and rescue scenarios and mock court cases.

They will participate in tours of the Police Operations Centre and Parramatta Local Area Command while also witnessing demonstrations by PolAir, Dog Unit, Crime Scene, Ballistics and Negotiators.

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner, Catherine Burn, said the program has been invaluable in strengthening relationships with the community and providing an understanding of the various roles of police.

“This is the tenth time we have run this program and the feedback we have received from participants each time has been fantastic.

“It provides participants with the chance to experience what it is like to be a police officer and is a real eye-opener showcasing the varied and complex duties of policing.

“The program is mutually beneficial for all involved and is an excellent tool in helping police foster relationships with the community. It not only educates the participants but also provides police with a clear understanding of their needs,” Deputy Commissioner Burns said.

Further information on CAPP can be found at

Other CAPP  participants:


* John Binnie – Chairman, Parramatta Liquor Accord

* Andrew Cappie-Wood – Secretary, NSW Department of Attorney General & Justice

* Peter Carney – Former President, Elouera Surf Life Saving Club

* Peter Carter – Director, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Office, NSW Ministry of Health

* Kate Cox – Managing Editor, Sun-Herald

* Vicki D’Adam – CEO, Ministry for Police & Emergency Services

* Gina Dannawi – Muslim Women Association

* Matt Dawes – Senior Analyst, Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google

* Kim Doherty – Senior Legal Coordinator, PANSW

* Sheik Hassan Elsetohy – CEO Muslim Aid Australia

* Rosemary Fitzgerald – Director, Child Wellbeing NSW Health

* Lindsay Fox – Chairman, Linfox

* Jenny Lourey – Director, Crime Stoppers

* Rebecca Macken – Principal Policy Officer, Police and Emergency Management, Department of Premier and Cabinet

* Pastor Ray Minniecon – Indigenous Community Leader

* Glen Powell – Community Organiser, Sydney Alliance

* Tamara Sprod – General Manager, Employers Mutual

* Daniel Sutton – Senior Journalist, Network Ten

* Elizabeth Tydd – NSW Information & Privacy Commissioner


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