New Look PolAir Aircraft Set To Take Flight

The NSW Police Force has unveiled a new look addition to the Aviation Command in Sydney’s south-west today.

One of the fleet’s Bell 429 helicopters, known as PolAir 1, has been wrapped in an artwork designed by artist and domestic violence survivor Chloe Spinks.

Aviation Commander Detective Superintendent Brad Monk APM said he was inspired to transform PolAir 1 after hearing Chloe’s story.

“I became aware of Chloe’s work through my involvement with Babana Men’s Group at Redfern and as the most senior Indigenous officer in the NSW Police Force, I find the artwork and her story very inspiring. It is crucial that New South Wales Police continue to work towards building trust, breaking down barriers and strengthening relationships within our communities,” Detective Superintendent Monk said.

“As well as being used for rescue operations and law enforcement, the newly wrapped PolAir 1 aircraft will also play a key role in our engagements”.

Artist and domestic violence survivor, Chloe Spinks, said she hoped the artwork, which features her representation of Eora (Sydney), inspires other domestic violence survivors to share their stories.

“I am proud Barkindji and Gamilaroi woman who grew on up on Gadigal Land. I am a survivor of a horrific domestic violence incident and want to provide hope and strength to others who have also suffered.” Ms Spinks said.

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