In 2011 Mark Casey had served 17 years as an Aboriginal Community Police Officer in the Northern Territory Police. Mark Casey was born in Daly River and was taken from his family at around one month of age and raised at the Garden Point Mission. Years later he was taken by Bishop O’Loughlin to Darwin and from there sent to a foster family of Dutch migrants in Mt Gambier. As an 17 year old he came back to the Northern Territory and met his biological mother in Darwin the following year. He went to work at Oolloo Station as a stockman and later worked as a Buffalo shooter and then Buffalo catcher at Mount Bundey as a ‘gasoline cowboy’. He then joined the Army and served for nearly 15 years before moving home to Daly River. Mark joined the NT Police Force and has served for 17 years (in 2011) as an Aboriginal Community Police Officer.
Mark Casey sits with Chief Minister Paul Henderson and Police Commissioner Paul White for the Squad 82 graduation photograph. Mark was the Squad Parade Commander for many graduations.