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The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services



The drum : the official publication of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The 7 They flocked from far and wide to queue up for the stylish (very) short back and sides all-over shave with the clippers. Those who didnt want the chop opted for creative colouring, choosing any number of combinations of green, orange, red or purple all-purpose canned semipermanent (on the head, if not in the hair) hair spray. The really brave took to doing both! What on earth were they thinking? That they wanted to participate in the Leukaemia Foundations annual Shave for a Cure, aimed at raising funds to aid in the search for the elusive cure for cancer, was what they were thinking. Members of the Police, Fire and Emergency Services crowded the Mall on Friday 14 March or rocked up to Casuarina on Saturday 15 March to beautify themselves in the name of Leukaemia research. In the Mall we had the boys from the college (below), the lads from Darwin station and the guys from Berrimah (and one gal) all accompanied by Commander of the Darwin Region, Greg Dowd. Assistant Commissioner Doug Smith kept up our reputation on the Saturday at Casuarina to show just how dedicated the force is to getting out there and supporting organisations such as this one. The Leukaemia Foundation is expecting to collect close to $100 000 in total from Territorians this year. Last year the Territory raised $32 000 and the biggest year to date was around two years ago when $55 000 was collected. The NTPFES is contributing around $7300 to that total, with Assistant Commissioner Doug Smith blazing a trail of glory, having raised around $6000 all on his lonesome. A social night out with friends who have a son with Leukaemia convinced the Assistant Commissioner to participate. He agreed to take part on the Thursday, on Friday morning started to make phone calls for pledges, and by Friday afternoon had around $6000 worth of sponsors. That is a record that will need breaking next year! Keep an ear out for a repeat performance, multiplied several times over, next year. The search goes onthat cure is out there somewhere, and members of the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services are going to continue in the quest to help find it. By Bev Warnest Jason Ellis of Durack was the winner of the Northern Territory Police and Northern Territory News Spot-a-Cop Competition which was held over the Christmas school holidays. Jason, a 13-year-old Marrara Christian School student won a 30-minute flight on the Police Airwings Pilatus plane. Jason chose to take his parents on his winning flight. The objective of the Spot-aCop competition was to promote road safety awareness in children. Six different road safety messages appeared on police cars in the Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina areas between Saturday 14 December 2002 and Wednesday 29 January 2003. Children completed an entry form listing the six-road safety message displayed on the police vehicles over the sixweek period. Jason was congratulated on his win by Assistant Commissioner Doug Smith before accompanying his parents, NT Police Airwing Chief Pilot Greg Imlay and police pilot Scott Macfarlane on his prize flight.

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