The Northern Territory is Australia's last frontier and it takes a special kind of person to police it. Police work in the Northern Territory is varied and exciting. It is also testing, isolated and sometimes very dangerous with the nearest assistance often several hundred kilometres away.
It is the role of the Northern Territory Police Association (NTPA) to look after the courageous men and women who enforce the laws within its borders and on the islands off the coast.
It is the Association's charter to see to their welfare, to protect their conditions of service, to ensure they are properly equipped and trained 'to fight the good fight', to look after their loved ones when tragedy strikes and also to enhance the profession of policing in Australia's far north.
The NTPA was established over 75 years ago. Our members have since served with distinction, during the World War II bombing of Darwin, when Cyclone Tracy completely destroyed Darwin in 1974 and more recently, when the town of Katherine was inundated by floodwaters in 1998 and 2006. Our members are recognised amongst the finest in Australia and we are proud to serve them.
An industrial organisation like the NTPA provides support to legitimate claims of its members. The conditions enjoyed by members of our Force are the envy of their counterparts across the country, a fact of which we are proud.
The Northern Territory Police Force was founded in 1870 as a division of the South Australia Police Force.