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The Australian Police Journal (APJ) is the country’s preeminent true crime and policing publication, and it has launched a monthly podcast series! Join host Jason Byrnes (jason@apjl.com.au) as he discusses new APJ articles as well as interviews authors and other people of note, about serious crimes, police history, contemporary developments in policing, and future initiatives. The 'APJ' and 'Policing Australia: The Official Podcast of the Australian Police Journal' are produced by the Austra ...
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Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan APM talks about his time as the Chief Police Officer (CPO) for the Australian Capital Territory. The experienced police officer has worked at the local and national levels for 40 years - starting as a general duties Constable in the ACT and ending up leading ACT Policing. On the way he held responsibilities for lead…
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Author and APJ Deputy Editor, retired Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Fay, discusses his 2016 crime case article titled An Unexpected 'Mayday' in November – the callous murder of three men in NSW. The first two were shot inside a Sydney gun shop in 1977. The third victim was a police sergeant, gunned down in 1980 when he unknowingly asked too many …
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Interested in learning about the challenges of police leadership in the 21st Century? The day before she retired from the role of Commissioner of the Queensland Police Service (QPS), Katarina Carroll APM spared some time to talk to Jason Byrnes about a range of topics. These included the challenges facing police now and into the future, the skills …
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In 2002 three men died in grizzly circumstances in Melbourne, after a series of gang related incidents. One young man was hacked to death by offenders wielding samurai swords. Three of his friends were then chased into the cold Yarra River - two of them drowned. Recently retired Detective Sergeant Brett Smith wrote the article ‘Asian Gangs Blood th…
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APJ Deputy Editor Barry Fay joins host Jason Byrnes to give an overview of the police investigation into a horrific 1978 crime where a mother and two of her young children were abducted from their home. The mother was raped and all three subsequently murdered. Barry discusses the course of the investigation and explains some of the procedures used …
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An arson at a major Australian naval base in December 1976 left the country without its naval surveillance and submarine detection capability for months. It was the most costly and complex fire ever to have occurred in the country, apart from major bushfires and some attacks during World War II. In this episode APJ Editor Simon Bouda narrates the a…
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A gunman goes on a rampage in the national capital. He tries to murder two people, explodes his car and sets fire to an office building, recklessly endangers the safety of hundreds of people, and shoots at police. Specialist (tactical) police enter the burning building to hunt for the gunman, while firefighters rescue people stuck in a radio statio…
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In this special episode we learn about the planning and logistics involved in hosting National Police Remembrance Day (NPRD) services in the nation’s capital. The main Dusk Service involves police from across the county. This year the Commissioners from Queensland and Western Australia attended, along with the AFP Commissioner and the Governor-Gene…
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It's seldom that counterfeiters end up killing police. Sadly this occurred in 1902 when a 'Coiner' (old Australian slang) murdered two police officers - one in NSW and one in Victoria. In the first case the coiner had an accomplice. Danny Webster and Noel Johnson's article 'The Coiner Killers' is a remembrance piece in the September 2023 edition of…
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Ballistics expert, Sergeant Gerard Dutton, talks about his extensive career. Crimes mentioned include his recollections of the Belanglo Forest Backpacker Murders investigation and the investigation into the Port Arthur Massacre. He also talks about the work he did for the United Nations' Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), assisting to build the bal…
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In 2012, 11-month-old Zayden Veal-Whitting was murdered while he was asleep in his bedroom cot, in his home in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo. In this episode we hear about how police were able to identify the offender and bring him to justice - a journey of many twists and turns. The investigation was marked by a high degree of professiona…
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A burglar literally leaves part of himself behind at a crime scene! APJ Deputy Editor Barry Fay talks about a crime scene investigation he conducted at a Bondi restaurant, where he found the tip of the offender's finger. APJ Editor Simon Bouda then talks to host Jason Byrnes, about the diverse range of interesting articles in the newly released Jun…
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On 30 September 1971 two NSW police officers were murdered at a house in Toongabbie, Western Sydney. The murderer had earlier shot his brother dead, and sexually assaulted his brother’s de-facto partner. After the shootings the murderer fled the house but was later chased by police. The pursuit ended in a crash between the murderer’s car and a poli…
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Hear from experienced Tasmania Police forensic officer Tania Curtis APM, who was one of the police who responded to the Port Arthur Massacre on Sunday 28 April 1996. Thirty-five people were shot dead by a lone gunman on the day at Tasmania’s best known tourist spot, situated in a rural setting 90 minutes’ drive from Hobart. Then a junior constable …
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Magistrate Greg Grogin talks to host Jason Byrnes about his article titled Court Craft – the essential skills required for police to be effective in court. Mr Grogin has over 30 years of legal expertise (including as defence barrister) and before that was a police officer – so he’s seen ‘all sides’ of a court room. The tips and issues raised in the…
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Learn about Australia’s only human body farm. The Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research – AFTER – is dedicated to better understanding the physical, chemical and biological process of human decomposition down under. Part of this process involves conducting training exercises for police and forensic scientists, using donated cadav…
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Retired Tasmania Police Detective Inspector David Plumpton joins Jason Byrnes to talk about the murder case that resulted in Tasmania’s last judicially sanctioned hanging. David also talks about his plans regarding the victim’s place of rest. The victim, Evelyn Maughan, is buried in an unmarked grave and David wants to erect a headstone to honour h…
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The true story of a woman kidnapped from her suburban home and left tied to a tree in bushland, while the offender lazily issued a $500,000 ransom demand. The story is also about the fortunate series of events which led police to rescue the woman before she succumbed to the elements and injuries. Sent to gaol for his horrendous crime, the offender …
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APJ Deputy Editor Barry Fay discusses one of the more difficult police investigations he was involved in as a fingerprint expert: the so-called Jane Doe Murder Mystery. Detectives and support staff spent months trying to identify the body of a young woman, murdered and left abandoned on a suburban street in late 1991. One of the more gruesome eleme…
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Retired Detective Inspector Dennis Bray talks to Jason Byrnes about his high-profile investigation regarding the disappearance and murders of Kerry Whelan and Dottie Davis. Bray’s article, Crueller than Murder, is the feature article of the September 2022 issue of the Australian Police Journal. Rather than canvassing each step of the investigation,…
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Veteran crime reporter and new APJ Editor Simon Bouda, joins host Jason Byrnes to talk about his journalistic career, themes in crime reporting and the contents of the latest issue of the APJ (September 2022). Retired US police officer Sean Grogan then joins Jason to talk about body language and its implications for policing. Sean currently teaches…
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Money laundering is an insidious crime which harms the Australian way of life. Author and financial crime expert Nathan Lynch talks to podcast host Jason Byrnes about money laundering and some of the excellent work done by Australian law enforcement and criminal intelligence agencies in countering the crime. Examples discussed include failures by b…
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Chris Dawson APM was the 29th Commissioner of the Western Australia Police Force. This month he retired from the role and was appointed Governor of the state of Western Australia – the first time a former police officer has occupied the viceregal position. Before he left the force, Commissioner Dawson spoke to Policing Australia to discuss his thou…
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Listen to barrister Mark Tedeschi QC as he discusses one of the more notable episodes in his prosecutorial career – the prosecution of notorious murderer Bruce Burrell. As Crown Prosecutor, Tedeschi worked with a legal team and police to secure the conviction of Burrell for two vicious murders, committed for financial gain. The bodies of the victim…
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Author David Dufty talks about his book – ‘Nabbing Ned Kelly: The extraordinary true story of the men who brought Australia's notorious outlaw to justice'. The book is a refreshingly new look at the work of police in bringing a major criminal to justice in colonial Victoria. It challenges the myths surrounding Kelly and his gang, who were in real l…
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The story of a multi-jurisdictional manhunt for a vicious murderer who killed and beheaded his victim. During his time on the run, the offender decided to audition as an extra for a major movie! He was eventually captured at gunpoint in the remove Northern Territory. The author was one of the leading investigators into the matter. APJ Editor Pat Pa…
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Recently retired NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller discusses his thoughts on multiple issues impacting contemporary policing. These include the evolving nature of crime, the impact of COVID-19 on the force, and the relationship between police and the community, elected officials and the media. He also reflects on his experiences as a policeman, e…
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Retired policeman Bob Brown talks with host Jason Byrnes about his career with the Western Australia Police in general, and the WA Tactical Response Group (TRG) in particular. Bob is the author of the article Top End Murders: The Search for the ‘Kimberley Killer’, which appears in the December 2021 issue of the APJ. The article is about a TRG searc…
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Historian and author Michael Bennett talks about some of the amazing stories associated with NSW Police Aboriginal trackers of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Michael’s book, PATHFINDERS: A HISTORY OF ABORIGINAL TRACKERS IN NSW has been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award in Australian History. For more information about the APJ, go to w…
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The APJ has marked its 75th Anniversary with a special issue containing some of the most fascinating articles which have been published over the decades. APJ Editor Pat Paroz joins host Jason Byrnes to discuss what’s inside the anniversary issue. Jason then talks to Detective Sergeant Isobel Cummins of the Northern Territory Police. D/SGT Cummins w…
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Did you know Adelaide police once conducted a bayonet charge into a mob who were attacking their police station? Did you know police stations often were used as improvised mortuaries, even though this posed a serious risk to the health of the officers? One South Australian Police station was even, for a time, made from disused beer crates! Author a…
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The feature interview this episode is with the author of the article ‘The Bridge Street Burglary of 1894: The Arming of the NSW Police’. The crime was so serious it resulted in the colonial government of the day deciding to issue firearms to all its police. The author, retired Sergeant Danny Webster, also talks about his ground-breaking work chroni…
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How and why do police coordinate Search and Rescue (SAR) operations for missing or lost people? What processes are involved in deciding when to call the searches off? Can police predict the behaviour of lost people? Join host Jason Byrnes as he learns about police involvement in SAR, by talking with Queensland Police Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead. …
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Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine AO APM joins us this episode to discuss his thoughts on a number of issues including changes in policing, the role of police today and into the future, countering domestic violence and what is involved in heading both a police force and a government department. Of all the current Australian Police Commission…
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This episode features a great story of how police brought a bank robber to justice, 40 years after committing his crimes. Through a mixture of chance and luck the offender had escaped detection at the time of the offences, but a request by a retired police fingerprint expert for police to re-examine an old thumb print, led police (detectives, foren…
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Join us to learn about the latest issue of the Australian Police Journal (APJ), including the story of Israel Chapman, Australia’s first police detective. He was sent to Australia as a convict for the crime of highway robbery! We also speak to an Australian police policy advisor at the United Nations in New York, regarding an online exhibition abou…
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