90 years of ACT Policing

90 years of ACT Policing

On 28 September 2017 we celebrate 90 years of continuous service by Canberra's own police force.

ACT Policing is a part of Canberra’s identity and our 90th anniversary gives a unique opportunity to showcase the enduring dedication demonstrated by the individuals that make up ACT Policing and the community we serve.

To celebrate 90 years, the photographic exhibition 'Then and Now' aims to give a comparative view of ACT Policing by showing how policing technology has evolved, whilst the human element has never wavered. 

The photographer, Detective Senior Constable Melanie Yeo, has combined her two passions, photography and policing, to bring together 36 images from past and present. Melanie photographed the 'Now' photos while the 'Then' photos have been graciously supplied by the AFP Museum collection.

This exhibit not only celebrates ACT Policing’s history, but also Canberra’s diverse history, taking a closer look in to Canberra’s police culture and how it has helped to shape Canberra into the vibrant, inclusive and safe community it is today. 

ACT Policing is a part of Canberra’s identity and this anniversary gives a unique opportunity to showcase the enduring dedication demonstrated by the individuals that make up ACT Policing and the community it serves.

This year also marks 100 years since the first Commonwealth Police was created by Prime Minister Billy Hughes in 1917.