Ms GARRETT (Brunswick) — It is with great pleasure that I rise and pay tribute to Greg Davies, the outstanding secretary of the Police Association, who retires from that very significant and high profile position at the end of this week. He does so after six years at the helm, having delivered two very successful enterprise bargaining agreements and leaving the association in a very strong position for the future. Greg has policing running through his blood; his son now represents the fourth consecutive generation of the Davies to serve Victoria in the force. I have known Greg for in excess of a decade. While he and I do not always see eye to eye, I have never, ever been in any doubt that his primary commitment, passion and priority have always been the members of the Police Association and to the safety and security of the community that association members serve.
Greg joined Victoria Police in February 1977 and was stationed in a range of places, including Ballarat and Buninyong. He joined the Police Association in August 2002, became its manager, legal, in 2003, and was appointed secretary in 2008. He had some very difficult times during his occupation of that position, and as a result of his outstanding service to the community he was a recipient of the National Medal, the Victoria Police Service Medal and, on Australia Day this year, the Australian Police Medal. It is rare for people at the top of their game to decide to leave on their own terms. Greg has done that and done so again while putting the interests of the Police Association first. He leaves the association in the very strong hands of Ron Iddles, one of the most respected detectives Victoria has seen.
Hansard, 2 April 2014