Looking over a Remembrance Day crowd in Martin Place were these smart policemen. The NSW Police Force is one of the largest police organisations in the English speaking world. Known as the Night Watch, it began as the first civilian police force in Australia, formed by Governor Arthur Phillip in 1789. In 1862 all Watch Teams were combined to form the NSW Police Force. A few years back their name changed to NSW Police Service,recently their name has reverted to back to the POLICE FORCE!