Then and Now: Water police

The original photo, dated 1969, shows Constables Jan Dejager, Joe Royale and Peter Lindsay standing on one of the fleet vessels, docked in Yarralumla Bay.

The current photo shows members of Maritime Operations standing on the Peter McAulay, docked in Yarralumla Bay.

The original photo dated 1942 shows the Platypus, possibly near what is now Scrivener Dam end of Lake Burley Griffin.

The current photo shows the ‘Peter McAulay’ Leisure Cat, 8.5metre vessel with 2 Suzuki 175 horse power engines attached. This photo was taken at Yarralumla Bay. The vessel was named after Ronald Peter McAulay, who was an Australian Federal Police Commissioner between 1988 and 1994.

The original photo, dated 1969, shows Constable Royale standing next to one of the fleet vessels, docked in Yarralumla Bay.

The current photo shows a member of Maritime Operations standing next to the Peter McAulay, docked in Yarralumla Bay.