Ex-Police Cadets
Association of NSW

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Cadet ID: 994
Association ID: 70

On the 3 March, 1952 Brian commenced employment as a Police Cadet No.994 and this was the start of a long and distinguished career spanning 40 years with the NSW Police Force until his retirement at the age of 55 on 9 July, 1992.


Whilst training as a Police Cadet he became a competent shorthand writer (120 wpm), an efficient touch typist  (40 wpm), and a certified police rider of police motor cycle outfits (Harley Davidson and Indian models).  He obtained the Bronze Medallion and Award of Merit for lifesaving from the Australian Life Saving Society and his First Aid Certificate from the St John Ambulance Service.


At the age of l8 years he entered compulsory National Service Training with the Royal Australian Army.  Commenced on 26 April, 1955 attached to 13 National Service Training Battalion at Ingleburn for a period of 3 months and later for 2 years part time service with the 2 Div Provost (Military Police) Co., at Victoria Barracks, Paddington.   Service No. was 2/743557.


At the age of  l9 years, Brian was sworn in and attested as a probationary constable No. 8279 and stationed at Darlinghurst Police Station. He had 4 years on general duties at Darlinghurst, Vaucluse (traffic cyclist) and Braidwood. 


The majority of his service was as a police prosecutor, with an intervening period of 8 years at the Metropolitan Superintendent’s Office as a Personal Assistant.  One of the many duties there was the recruitment and selection of police personnel for duty on the Island of Cyprus with the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces. 


As a police prosecutor he dealt with many serious and complex matters ranging from the most simple traffic case to murder and conspiracy and drug related matters. 


Brian was promoted through the ranks and received his commission on 31 December, 1985 and was later promoted to Chief Inspector in June, 1987. 


In 1990  and 1991 he relieved as OIC of Redfern and Kings Cross Police Stations

 On 9 July, 1991 he retired as Commander of the Legal Services Branch , South Region.

Brian was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the National Medal


Since retirement and for the past 13 years he has been actively engaged in the performance of Marriage and Funeral Ceremonies as an Authorised and Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant.  This is a very enjoyable and satisfying occupation.