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How You Can Get Involved

The 2018 Member Survey generated some fantastic suggestions about how we can further enhance communication and engagement with the membership and we have listened!

Over the next 12-18 months (these things take a bit of time!) the Communications Department will be focusing on the development of a mobile APP which will allow members on the-run access to things like:

  • Industrial information / Pay and conditions
  • Welfare services
  • Member news & information, including links to commentary from the NTPA in the media
  • Direct contact with members of the NTPA office
  • Member benefits
  • eNewsletters
  • Update contact details
  • Provide feedback
  • After hours support

This new stream of communication will keep you up to date, in real time, with what's going on at the Association, and make it easier for members to contact the NTPA in urgent situations or seek support and welfare services.

There were also several suggestions regarding way to make it easier for members to submit content for NT Police News and social media.

Another project were currently working on, is introducing an online form to upload articles and images for the magazine via our website. (If you cant remember your password for the website, please contact the office on 8995 9520 or email MemberServices@ntpa.com.au). In the meantime, please feel free to send through story suggestions of pictures to kyrrie.blenkinsop@ntpa.com.au.

Some feedback suggested members weren't quite sure what kind of content we are interested in for NT Police News.

To answer broadly anything, really! Here is a brief list of ideas for submissions.

  • ON THE ROAD Any great pictures you've taken while out on the road
  • FROM THE ARCHIVES with a focus on a particular longserving member, or Police station
  • BUSH BEAT put the spotlight on remote, regional and rural stations/members
  • ONLY IN THE NT quirky Territory stories
  • NUPTIALS & NEWBORNS Member weddings / babies
  • MEMBER PROFILES notable work-related achievements, or extracurricular activities

Remember, our office strives to make the Police News interesting and relevant, so when we read the occasional comment in the recent survey that some members dont bother reading it, remember you are missing out on some fantastic content and contributions.

Also, don't forget its an important historical document, so the more we invest into it, the greater benefit in years to come.

In just the previous two editions we've heard from former Alice Springs-based officer Hayden Hunt, who battled Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer and won, with the support of his colleagues; Louise Galey, the wife of Kulgera-based officer Luke, who details her familys extraordinary move from Darwin to the tiny remote town along with the challenges and rewards of moving bush; Scott Williams, the new CEO of Police Health, whose father was a Northern Territory Police Officer in Darwin, Alice Springs and Papunya; the incredible achievements of Senior Constable First Class Deborah Blackwell, whose commitment and significant contribution to the role of women within the force saw Deb named the 2018 Patrician Anne Brennan Award recipient; and the two Alice Springs based officers Zach Rolfe and Kirstina Jamieson, who received Bravery Medals in the Austrian honours system for their efforts rescuing stranded tourists in the swollen and flooded Hugh River in Central Australia in 2016.

Just to name a few. You, the membership, are the most important content we can share in our magazine so we invite you to tell your stories.