The RUCGC Foundation is delighted to launch applications for its 2020
Bursary scheme. These provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for officers
and staff to explore potential policing innovations through travel outside
Northern Ireland. Up to £5,000 and three weeks of research leave is
The Bursaries are a core part of the Foundation’s mandate to support
policing innovations and are delivered in partnership with Ulster
University and PSNI. They aim to support individual officers and staff in
their professional development and contribute to improvements and
innovations in policing in Northern Ireland. We encourage proposals that
demonstrate why applicants are passionate about
Two RUC officers killed in a 1972 IRA gun attack on their vehicle in Londonderry were remembered at the War Memorial in the city on the anniversary of their deaths.
Sergeant Peter Gilgunn (26) and David Montgomery (20) were the first of 20 RUC casualties that year.
Chairman of the RUCGC Foundation Stephen White, who laid a wreath at the cenotaph, said it was important not to forget the sacrifice and dedication of the RUC officers.
Chairman’s New Year Message 2020
Dear Colleagues, may I start by wishing you, and all your families, a very happy New Year and by thanking you for all the excellent support given to the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation.
As a new year, in fact a new decade, begins I thought I should write a short message to review the past twelve months and also to look forward to what the RUC GC Foundation plans to achieve in the future.
It seems only a short time since November 2018 when I had the
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Belfast, Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle visited the
offices of the Foundation on 13th June.
There she met Chairman Stephen White and Trustee Shane Quinn and discussed the
Foundation’s plans and objectives for the future.
Stephen thanked HML for her keen interest in the work of the Foundation and her
ongoing support as it performs its important role.
The RUC George Cross Foundation is calling for applications from PSNI officers and staff for a Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Bursary. These bursaries form a key part of the Foundation’s mandate to “support the professional development of police officers and innovations in policing”.
Awards fund a potential research project which relates to specific themes, identified in collaboration with the Chief Constable. (See bullet points below).
*The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 30th April 2019*.
Prospective applicants with any questions are encouraged to make contact with the RUC George Cross Foundation
“I BELIEVE WE HAVE A POSITIVE STORY TO TELL”.
THE ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY GEORGE CROSS FOUNDATION
Stephen White OBE (Chairman)
I am indebted to the editor for agreeing to this article. I know many readers have served in, or have close connections with, the RUCGC so I am grateful for this opportunity to write to you.
Since my appointment as Chairman of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation, one month ago, I have been meeting and talking to as many members of the RUCGC family as possible – from Cookstown to Antrim and from
Three new Trustees have been appointed to the RUC GC Foundation.
The DoJ said Sandra Best, June Butler and Shane Quinn who have been appointed following an open competition will take up office on January 14th 2019.
Former Assistant Chief Constable Stephen White has been named as the new chairperson to the RUC GC Foundation.
Mr White, who served in both the RUC and the PSNI, will take up office today for a term of five years.
Commenting on his appointment, he said: “I feel very privileged to be offered the opportunity to lead the RUC GC Foundation, particularly so since I am its first chairman to have served in the Royal Ulster Constabulary.
“The Foundation has a mandate which is very close to my heart – to mark the