( late of Corrimal )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # ?
Rank: Chief Inspector – retired
Stations: ?, Corrimal, Wollongong
Service: From ? to ?
Died on: 13 July 1999
Cause: Lung Cancer
Funeral date: 16 July 1999
Funeral location: ?
Buried at: ?
Funeral location: ?
Police And Community Youth Clubs Restructure
Hansard 24 October 2002
POLICE AND COMMUNITY YOUTH CLUBS RESTRUCTURE
- (Bathurst) [12.31 p.m.]: As honourable members would be aware, the Minister for Police, the Hon. Michael Costa, recently restructured the police and community youth club [PCYC] organisation to decentralise it and make it more community based. The Government provided a $8 million package, $5 million of which was to boost capital upgrades and a trial of civilian support to free police from police work. I have two police and community youth clubs in my electorate, one in Lithgow and one in Bathurst. When I was a child I used the facilities of the club at Lithgow and later I was a member of its management board. Senior Constable Jeff Doherty was recently named Policeman of the Year for his work with the Bathurst Police and Community Youth Club. An article in the
- Bathurst Police officer Jeff Doherty has been named “Policeman of the Year”.
- Senior Constable Doherty received the prestigious award from Police Commissioner Ken Moroney.
- Senior Constable Doherty is the son of the late Ted Doherty, who was one of the police officers in charge of the police boys club in Lithgow when I was a child. He went on to be a very senior police officer, reaching the rank of inspector. Unfortunately, he died last year just after he retired. Jeff is carrying on the great Doherty tradition. The article continues:
- Senior Constable Doherty has been working at Bathurst PCYC, working to help disadvantaged young people and change their attitudes towards the police service.
- He joined the police force in what he likes to call “a family business”, his father and brother both being in the service.
- In a little over 18 months, Senior Constable Doherty has made the PCYC Breakfast and Domestic Violence Programs into “a labour of love”.
- Senior Constable Doherty has always been interested in kids and youth-related issues. It is great that he has been able to make the program a success. He has three young boys. He is not only passionate about his job, but he is extremely modest about his achievements. He was a bit embarrassed about winning this prestigious award. But those around him in the community know that it has been well earned. The article continues:
- Senior Constable Doherty’s involvement in the PCYC is a valuable service to the police force, the kids involved and the greater community.
- The PCYC’s breakfast program is for kids who either don’t attend or have trouble getting to school, while the domestic violence program targets children who either have experienced some kind of domestic abuse at home, or have been the direct victims of domestic attacks.
- The breakfast program gives kids who may not receive breakfast normally a good meal to start the day and at least three days of school a week.
- The domestic violence program offers counselling and support services as well as a place where the kids can have fun and forget about the trauma in their lives.
- “The programs also give the kids the chance to actually interact with police officers when they aren’t in trouble,” Senior Constable Doherty said.
- “Changing attitudes is very important.”
- However, at the same time, Senior Constable Doherty believes that the PCYC is not as visible as it could be and that this could be limiting its effectiveness.
- Senior Constable Doherty is marketing the services of the Bathurst PCYC to the wider community. He believes, and I do not disagree with him, that it should be the top youth service in a country town. He has plans to open a youth drop-in centre next year where local kids can hang out in a safe and drug-free environment. This is critically important to keep kids away from an element that might lead them into trouble. It is this interaction by committed police officers such as Senior Constable Doherty through police and community youth clubs that are having an important impact on young lives in Bathurst. It underpins what a great and valuable assets PCYCs are to our communities and how they are benefiting from the restructure by the Minister. I am sure all members in this House join in congratulating Senior Constable Doherty on his prestigious award.
Golfing Link To Departed Dad
Wednesday October 24, 2007
BARRY Doherty has found the ultimate way to remember his late dad each year – with a round of their favourite game, golf.
And while he’s swinging his sticks through the 18-hole course at Illawarra Country Golf Club, he’s also raising money to find a cure for the disease that killed his father -cancer.
Mr Doherty has participated in the annual Doherty and Doherti Memorial Golf Day since it started five years ago in memory of Ted Doherty and Joe Doherty, both police officers who died from cancer.
Ted Doherty was just 58 years old and barely into his retirement when he died from lung cancer in 1999.
Barry Doherty, from Mt Ousley, said the memorial golf day was a fitting way to remember his dad, who was a keen golfer before he died.
Ted Doherty had been a member of a group of police officers who played golf on the first Monday of each month, which they dubbed Destress Golf Day.
“It’s good memories because I used to play with dad in the Destress Day,” said Mr Doherty, who is also a police officer.
“It’s good that we can go as a memorial for dad and Joe, but it’s also sad too because it brings back memories.”
Ted Doherty’s grandsons Craig, 18, and Brad, 15, also get involved in the memorial day as caddies.
The event has so far raised more than $30,000 towards cancer research and Mr Doherty expected this year to be the biggest yet. Tee-off is at 7am on Monday following a barbecue breakfast.
Play costs $50 per person.
Rare light-hearted moment for rescue squad mates
Author: By MICHELLE WEBSTER
IT takes a certain kind of strength to cope with the unique demands of being in the Illawarra’s police rescue unit.Often first on the scene at devastating accidents and horrific tragedies, no-one could argue that the men and women of rescue have one of the toughest jobs in the force.
Yesterday around 40 past and present Illawarra police rescue officers gathered at Wollongong’s Flagstaff Hill for a rare reunion to compare notes and take a walk down memory lane.
A member of the original 10-man Illawarra squad formed in the early ’70s, retired Sergeant John Byers was thrilled to catch up with former colleagues.
A 28-year rescue veteran, Mr Byers said the lifelong bonds formed between squad members helped the officers cope with the often heavy emotional burdens.
“It’s a job where you form very close associations with your mates because you’re in some interesting situations. A lot of times it’s dangerous but there’s also a lot of times where you see things which are unpalatable,” he said.
“It’s something you need to put your heart and soul into really.”
Taking the reins from Mr Byers in 1996, Illawarra Police Rescue Unit commander Sgt Manni Verzosa has held the top job for more than 14 years.
“It’s a passion, none of these people would be here if they didn’t have that passion,” he said.
The absence of rescue squad founding boss Chief Inspector Ted Doherty weighed heavily on his former colleagues, who spoke fondly of a man passionate about saving the lives of others.
Chief Insp Doherty lost a two-year battle with cancer in 1999, at the age of 58.
Squad co-founder, retired Senior Sergeant Ted Beaver, who travelled from Maitland to reminisce and meet newer members, said the job had changed little since his time.
The group ended the reunion with a barbecue and a tour of the new police Lake Illawarra command headquarters at Oak Flats.
Subiaco Football Club
HORSLEY WINS 2011 OUTRIDGE MEDAL
Rounding out the top five vote getters were Michael Rix in 3rdposition on 93 votes (Ted Doherty Memorial Trophy), Danny Hughes in 4thposition on 75 votes (Colin Williams Trophy) and Rhett Kerr was 5thwith 60 votes (Neil Taylor Trophy).