The Queensland Police Legacy Scheme assists the eligible* dependent families of deceased sworn Queensland Police Officers, the dependent families of Queensland Police Officers whose spouse has died and the families of serving Queensland Police Officers with a parent suffering a terminal illness.
As at November 2017, Police Legacy is supporting 54 families consisting of:
– 39 families of deceased Queensland police officers
– 12 families of serving officers whose spouse has died
– 3 families of serving officers who have a parent suffering a terminal illness.
Police Legacy is meeting the educational expenses of 88 dependent children:
– 20 legatees are studying at University
– 1 legatee is studying a Certificate/TAFE course
– 2 legatees are doing an apprenticeship
– 4 legatees are taking a gap year with the intention of continuing their studies next year
– 31 legatees are in Secondary schooling
– 25 legatees are in Primary School or Prep
– 5 legatees are under school age
Police Legacy’s commitment to these eligible families is long-term and on-going.
Queensland Police Legacy also assists the PALS Group and QPLSWA (membership of these groups is made up of widow/ers whose families formerly received financial assistance from the QPLS).
– Social functions
– Personal security alarm systems
*Families remain eligible to receive assistance until the dependent children complete their education, or the surviving parent remarries or the surviving parent has been in a de facto relationship that has endured for a period of more than 2 years.