Appointment of Trustees to RUC GC Foundation
Date published: 07 September 2017
The Department of Justice has launched a competition to appoint three trustees to the Board of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation.
The statutory functions of the Foundation allow trustees to recognise a long, proud history of policing in Northern Ireland and also to look forward by supporting the professional development of police officers and innovations in policing.
The Department is inviting applications from those who believe they can bring a wealth of experience, professionalism and
The Fifteenth Annual Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Day Service was held on the 4th June 2017 in St. Mark’s Parish Church, Armagh. Over 500 attended the Service, representing past members of the RUC GC and their families, along with serving members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. There was representation from other police services, including the Garda Siochana. In addition to the Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh, the Earl of Caledon, the Marquess of Salisbury was in attendance along with the Chief Constable of the PSNI and his wife. Senior
Application Form for RUCGC Foundation Bursary 2017
RUC GC FOUNDATION: APPLICATIONS NOW SOUGHT FROM PSNI STAFF FOR BURSARY SCHEME
The Chief Constable is encouraging all eligible police staff to consider applying for a Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Bursary. The Bursary Scheme funds and enables PSNI officers and support staff to research a suitable topic that will contribute to their personal professional development while supporting innovations in policing.
The Scheme is managed by the RUCGC Foundation in partnership with the PSNI and Ulster University and may provide up to £3000 for each
RUC GC Foundation Trustee, Stephen White recently visited the RUC GC Memorial at the FBI Academy, Quantico. Stephen was working with US Government Departments and a number of other bodies in Washington DC and took the opportunity to visit the memorial and maintain relations with the Academy staff. He met a number of FBI officials, extended greetings from the Chairman and fellow Trustees, explained the role of the Foundation and thanked them for maintaining the memorial which is included in the itinerary of visitor tours to the centre.
On a recent trip to Northern Ireland, Secretary of State James Brokenshire MP visited the RUC GC Foundation. He was met by Foundation Chairman and Trustees before being given a tour of the Memorial Garden by two of our Volunteer Guides. Following this Mr Brokenshire was briefed by the Trustees on the work of the Foundation and it’s objectives for the future. The Foundation would like to thank Mr Brokenshire for taking the time to visit and learn more about the RUC GC Foundation.
The annual Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Act of Remembrance was held on a beautiful autumnal day in the Area of Peace within the Garden at 11am on Friday 11th November 2016. The Service was once again conducted by the Reverend Dr. Colin McClure, the Minister of First Larne Presbyterian Church, and this year was attended by over 200 people. Those attending included both serving and retired police officers and support staff, along with many members of the wider police family. A number of wreaths were laid, including one on
First Minister honours RUC’s fallen heroes
Published 21/10/2016- Courtesy of BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
First Minister Arlene Foster has described a visit to the Memorial Garden to fallen police officers as an “incredibly poignant and personal experience”.
The DUP leader received a tour of the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation Garden at Brooklyn in East Belfast.
It was created as a tribute to policing in Northern Ireland and in particular to the service and sacrifice of RUC officers.
Photos courtesy of Kelvin Boyd -Press Eye
ROYAL ULSTER CONSTABULARY GEORGE CROSS FOUNDATION TRANING DAY AT MOUNT STEWART
This year the Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation’s annual Training Day was held on Wednesday 12th October in the grounds of Mount Stewart, a magnificent National Trust property situated at the northern shores of Strangford Lough.
Thirty Foundation volunteers along with the office staff enjoyed, on a beautiful autumnal day, a guided tour of the Gardens and the House, and some of the more energetic then took part of the afternoon to explore the newly opened trails around the extensive