WHAT do South Tweed Sports chief executive officer Gordon Rhodes, State of Origin rugby league legend Paul Harragon and successful author Bryce Courtenay each have in common?
All three were invited to participate in the fifth NSW Police Community Awareness of Policing Program (CAPP), which was held in Sydney last weekend.
“It was a brilliant course,” Mr Rhodes said.
“It made all of us appreciate what the police force does.
“Whereas most of us have time to make critical choices, the police many times don’t – they rely on their intensive training and protocols in making their on-the-spot decisions.”
Some famous Australians have already graduated from the CAPP program, including former Australian cricket captain Steve Waugh, head of St Vincent’s Hospital Emergency Services Dr Gordian Fulde and seven-times world surfing champion Layne Beachley. Mr Rhodes was one of 25 members of the latest CAPP group who had been “inducted”.