"The tyranny of distance, shocking roads and crappy communications"
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
2d ago
Tim Egan is not your average police member. The retired AFP Superintendent has served 34 years in three continents. Before joining the Northern Territory Police, Tim was a mine worker, timber millhand, builder's laborer and bank clerk. His role "in the job" proved just as varied. The 85-year-old worked in some of Australia's most remote police stations, as an Alice Springs Prosecutor and an Inspector in Darwin during Cyclone Tracey before joining the Custom Department's Narcotics Bureau and working with Scotland Yard and Victoria Police on joint taskforce investigations.  Contains Snappy ..read more
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"I can still hear the gunshots"
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
2w ago
Sheree Moore still hears the gunshots from the Queen Street shootings involving killer Frank Vitkovic. It's not something you ever forget, she says. Sheree was on duty in December 1987 when the Queen Street massacres took place. The former Sergeant and Crime Scene Investigator worked in suburban stations, at Dandenong, and did temp duties at the CIB, AIS and Drug Squad. She set up "Project Clarendon" which was a one stop shop for crime reporting and forensics in property crime. After 37 years "in the job", Sheree has just retired. Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music writt ..read more
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”The Crime Couch compilation 2023 - the end of Season 3”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
2M ago
Well, it's the end of Season 3 on The Crime Couch. This is a compilation of the 39 episodes during 2023. You'll hear from former Detective Senior Constable Carl Stella, retired members Colleen Woolley, Graeme Simpfendorfer, Val Smith, Highway Patrol Senior Constable Alex Prestney and true crime author Megan Norris. Sadly, this year marked the passing of several retired members like Detective Sergeant Brian "The Skull" Murphy, who you'll also hear from in this episode. I want to thank everyone who took a leap of faith and sat with me this year on The Crime Couch. It continues to be a real pleas ..read more
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”The Majors - we took no shit!”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
3M ago
Working in Victoria Police's Major Crime Squad was not for sissies, according to Ian "Doss" Dosser. He recalls going through doors with a nine-pound door-key and loaded firearms when chasing armed robbers.  The former Detective Chief Inspector initially worked at the usual round of suburban CIB's including the Heidelberg Crime Cars, before joining "The Majors". Doss also worked in the Homicide Squad. He was Officer in Charge of the Armed Robbery, Arson, Asian, Stolen Motor Vehicle and Racing Livestock Squads. Doss also worked extensively in Internal Affairs, the Police Association and wit ..read more
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”The operational policewoman”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
3M ago
Wendy Cowling is a former Victoria Police Sergeant with 34 years under her belt. She began at the Russell Street Policewomen's Division and had mentors like Joan Paffett, Sandy Langlands, Myrene Purcell and Jill Wood.  She was an operational policewoman most of her career; gazetted at Cheltenham General Duties and worked in General Duties throughout Melbourne's south-east.  Wendy was promoted to Sergeant at the Police Schools program, a member of the Victorian Road Safety Education Reference Group and the State Coordinator of the VPYC program. She's also a life member of the Past and ..read more
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”The Best of The Crime Couch - part 2”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
3M ago
Well, 2023 has been a big year on The Crime Couch. We’ve featured some intriguing, fascinating current and retired police members, and other interesting individuals. This is the last of a 2-parter, featuring “The Best of” my interviewees this year; including former Detective Chief Inspector Ian "Doss" Dosser, retired Detective Sergeant Geoff Shepherd, retired Superintendent Geoff Tulloch, former Emergency Services Group Dog Squad boss and military cop Kevin "Kev" Collister, Air Wing Observer and DVI specialist Senior Sergeant Ed Pollard, retired Detective Leading Senior Constable Trevor Collin ..read more
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”The Best of The Crime Couch 2023 - part 1”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
3M ago
2023 has been a huge year on The Crime Couch. We've interviewed the most intriguing and fascinating current and former police members and interesting individuals. This is part 1 of a 2 parter; "The Best of The Crime Couch" featuring some of the females I've interviewed this year, such as former Victoria Police Detective Christine "Chris" McIntyre, retired member Senior Sergeant Janet Low, former Sergeant Wendy Cowling, former Inspector Lilian "Lil" Irwin, Detective Senior Sergeant Joy Murphy, former NSW Police Detective Senior Constable Esther McKay and retired member Maureen Blue. Contains Sn ..read more
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”Cracking The Breakers”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
4M ago
Christine "Chris" McIntyre was the first female to join the infamous Breaking Squad. The gutsy officer had an extraordinary career; once leaping on the back of a crook attempting to put a sleeper-hold on him as he held her partner at gunpoint! Christine also recalls hiding in a broom cupboard from crims when working undercover in BCI. The former Victoria Police detective led the way for women in the job; was the first female to run her own police station and be elected Director of the Police Association Credit Union. Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan ..read more
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”A man of many parts”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
4M ago
Graeme Simpfendorfer was working at a county bank when armed robbers busted in. As police dramatically arrested the offenders when they did a runner - Graeme knew exactly what he wanted to do. He joined Victoria Police "working the beat" across Melbourne, before becoming a detective.  The former Detective Sergeant joined the Homicide Squad before leading teams in the Armed Robbery Taskforce. Graeme then worked in Wodonga before retiring after 27 years. He's the recipient of the National Emergency Medal for his work in the Black Saturday bushfires. Graeme's the director of his own company ..read more
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”The crash detective - part 2”
The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
by boxingjackson
4M ago
Trevor Collins and a fellow Victoria Police's Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) detective once crawled along a road hunting for a red paint flake after a tragic hit run collision where an 84-year-old woman was killed.  He found it and was able to trace the paint flake back to the vehicle driven by an offender who was later found, charged and convicted.  The former Detective Leading Constable is a brilliant collision investigator and qualified by the courts as an expert in his field. Trevor worked in the MCIU for more than 25 years. He was passionate and dedicated about ensuri ..read more
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