The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”I realised I wasn’t in Kansas anymore”

”I realised I wasn’t in Kansas anymore”

September 22, 2022

Chris McNaughton was a Detective Leading Senior Constable experienced in dealing with crims. The former Victoria Police officer worked at the Tactical Investigations Group, Sex Crimes and Cyber-Crime Squads and involved in the arrest of Victor Pearce, Christopher Dean Binse, Peter Gibb and prison officer girlfriend Heather Parker. 

Chris joined the corporate world and ran global investigations with GE before forming his own company, SECMON1. He now specialises in fraud, corruption and integrity-type investigations - for a price. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”Stepping outside his comfort zone”

”Stepping outside his comfort zone”

September 15, 2022

Former Inspector Larry Proud could be described as having a "colourful" background. However, that would be unfair as his career is so much more than that. 

Larry was one of 32 Victoria Police members charged in the infamous Beach Inquiry. He was completely acquitted and went on to create the first Child Exploitation Unit; Delta Taskforce. He was an instructor at the Police Academy before working in PNG, Samoa and Cambodia.

Larry returned to Australia in 1998. he held senior executive roles in domestic and international public safety and justice sector reform before retiring earlier this year.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post-production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 3

”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 3

September 8, 2022

Former Chief Superintendent Bill Jackson (registered number 12372) talks to his daughter on The Crime Couch. The Victoria Police top cop reflects on his 40 years in the job. 

Bill was awarded a prestigious APM and worked in the Mobile Traffic Section, the Second-Hand Dealers, Drug Squad and Personnel before retiring as the Chief Super of "E" district. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”A local hero” - part 2

”A local hero” - part 2

September 1, 2022

This week on The Crime Couch we return to part two of Sergeant Peter "Booter" Anderson's incredible story . 

Booter crawled 70 metres under Ballarat's Black Hill Reserve hunting a serial sex offender who'd kidnapped a 16-year-old girl. He was officially recognised for his bravery and determination that day in November 1998.

Booter has spent most of his time in Uniform in Victoria's western districts of Ararat, Ballarat and Buninyong. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”A local hero”- part 1

”A local hero”- part 1

August 25, 2022

Imagine you're crawling in a 100-year-old mining tunnel with a dodgy torch and silent blackness all around.

This is what Sergeant Peter "Booter" Anderson faced. He crawled 70 metres under Ballarat's Black Hill Reserve hunting a serial sex offender who'd kidnapped a 16-year-old girl.

Booter has spent most of his time in Uniform in Victoria's western districts of Ararat, Ballarat and Buninyong. He was officially recognised for his bravery and determination that day in November 1998.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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’Murder, Melanesia and the MCIU”

’Murder, Melanesia and the MCIU”

August 18, 2022

Bernie Rankin is a veteran investigator with 42 years under his belt. The former Victoria Police Detective Inspector worked in the Breakers, Major Crime, Armed Robbery and Homicide Squads before heading to the Solomon Islands. Bernie finished his stellar career heading up the Major Collision Investigation Unit training police how to investigate road crashes. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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’If it seems too good to be true - it probably is”

’If it seems too good to be true - it probably is”

August 11, 2022

Computers and digital technology are part of our daily lives... so too is cyber-crime. Last year, cyber-crime cost us $33 billion dollars in Australia.

Former Victoria Police Detective Superintendent Pat Boyle spent most of his career investigating fraud and extortion; heading up the E-Crime Squad and managing the Finance and Cyber-Crime Division.

He speaks on The Crime Couch about the investigation of an international student kidnapping scheme, a bomb threat hoax that targeted Australia's schools and too many on-line love scams. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”A rebel with a cause”

”A rebel with a cause”

August 4, 2022

Bryan Harding is a former Victoria Police Chief Superintendent with a remarkable career. Bryan was a reformist and years ahead of his time. He opposed capital punishment, tried to keep young offenders out of prison and looked for social rather than legal solutions to resolve conflict.

At 91 years of age. Bryan's about to publish his autobiography; "Always in need of reform - reflections of a policeman". He talks on The Crime Couch about his rapport with notorious crook Ronald Ryan, the Faraday School kidnapping and heading up the Police Association. 

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”A front row seat to the greatest show on earth”

”A front row seat to the greatest show on earth”

July 28, 2022

Bernie Rankin is a former Victoria Police Detective Inspector with 42 years under his belt. Bernie worked in inner-city CIB's, the Breakers and Major Crime Squads and the Homicide and Armed Robbery Squads before heading to the Solomon Islands with the AFP. 

He talks about the jobs he worked on including the bombings of the Russell Street Police headquarters and the Turkish Consulate. Bernie's dealt with the most infamous crooks, safe breakers and armed robbers. He also recalls when he was confronted by a crim with a gun in St Kilda.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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”An accidental hero” - part 2

”An accidental hero” - part 2

July 21, 2022

Leading Firefighter Geoff Brereton talks about the event that changed his life in the second of a two part interview on The Crime Couch. The Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) officer was the first on the scene of the Eastern Freeway accident in April 22, 2020. He gave CPR to two dying Victoria Police members and medical assistance to a third while waiting for an ambulance.

Geoff has been awarded the Fire Rescue Victoria's Commissioner's Commendation for his bravery and courage that night.

Contains Snappy @2021 performed Jonathan Boyle with music written by Jonathan Boyle, courtesy of Premium Beat.

Post production by Pete Dillon @www.fearlesscollective.com.au and acknowledgement to Stephen Peters for his assistance and support. 

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