The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”The Crime Couch compilation 2020 - the end of Season 1”

”The Crime Couch compilation 2020 - the end of Season 1”

November 18, 2021

This is a compilation episode of The Crime Couch. It's the end of Season 1. This episode features some of the most popular interviews this year.  Every episode has been an extraordinary glimpse into the lives and times of the men and women of Victoria Police and some interesting individuals on the other side of the law.

These stories have really made an impact on us and on you, our listeners. Season 2 will return in 2022 with more fascinating stories and intriguing insights in the men and women in blue and others involved in crime and justice. From me, my editor Pete Dillon and all of the guests and storytellers involved in the production of this podcast; thank you for your support, encouragement and listening. Have a great and very safe holiday and I look forward to your company next season on The Crime Couch. 

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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”Building a field of dreams for police veterans”

”Building a field of dreams for police veterans”

November 11, 2021

David McGowan used to be a Detective Sergeant in Victoria Police. He spent 21 years in the job before joining the corporate finance sector. After the four Victoria Police members were killed on the Eastern Freeway in April 2020, David was motivated to return to the police family becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Police Veterans Victoria (PVV). 

Police Veterans Victoria is a not for profit organisation that supports police veterans and their families. The organisation aims to improve the mental health and well-being of all police veterans and their families through a range of support. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

:Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons Of God” - part 2

:Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons Of God” - part 2

November 4, 2021

In part two of his interview on The Crime Couch, former Victoria Police Special Operations Group Tactical Team Leader George Hateley reveals how he was encouraged to join the elite unit. He recalls the culture of the SOG and the importance of  preparation and planning before any raid.

George also talks about his experiences in Witness Protection, his involvement with the Russell Street bombing and the bombing of the Turkish Embassy. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons Of God” - part 1

”Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons Of God” - part 1

October 28, 2021

George Hateley is a former Victoria Police Special Operations Group Tactical Team Leader. He was in the job for 18 years, including the State Surveillance Unit, the St Kilda Special Duties Unit and the Major Crime Squad.

In part one of a two part interview on The Crime Couch, George recalls his early days working Victoria Docks, the streets of St Kilda, arresting a granny heroin-dealer and his dramatic arrest of serial killer, Robert Wright who'd escaped from Jika Jika maximum security prison. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”The quiet hero” - part 2

”The quiet hero” - part 2

October 21, 2021

Former Sergeant Brian Stooke was one of seven police officers shot by gunman, Mad Max in June 1985. In part two of his interview on The Crime Couch, he talks about the 8 month man-hunt and what happened to the dangerous criminal.

Brian became a paraplegic after being shot four times and discusses how important getting back to work was for his recovery. He talks about life after policing and how vital the support from his family, colleagues and friends was for his rehabilitation. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”The quiet hero” - part 1

”The quiet hero” - part 1

October 19, 2021

Former Sergeant Brian Stooke is a hero and a survivor. He is one of seven police officers shot by "Mad Max" or Pavel Marinoff in June, 1985. 

Brian was shot four times, one bullet severing his spine making him  a paraplegic. But he returned to work and was awarded the Victoria Police Star for his action on duty. He's a remarkable man and continued to make a difference in the job he loves, despite his injury.

Brian's encounter with Mad Max sparked one of Victoria's biggest man-hunts ever. He remembers that night he was shot on The Crime Couch.

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”A burning ambition”

”A burning ambition”

October 7, 2021

Former Detective Senior Sergeant Phillip Hubbard is an arson expert. He's a fire and bomb scene investigator and talks about one unusual job that stuck with him and his colleague, Detective Senior Constable John Robertson. 

It happened on New Year's Day in 1995 involving an explosion of a grocery store. The store owner actually turned up at the local police station .... still smouldering! He was later arrested and charged with criminal damage by fire, arson and attempting to obtain property by deception. He was convicted and given a three year, six month jail sentence. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”A day in the life of a motorcycle traffic cop”

”A day in the life of a motorcycle traffic cop”

September 30, 2021

One of Geoff Tulloch's initial Victoria Police roles was at the Mobile Traffic Section. When stationed in Bairnsdale, he was the only motorcycle traffic cop in Gippsland. Geoff proudly rode an Ariel Square Four motorcycle which ended up in the Victoria Police Museum! 

Known for his meticulous record-keeping and courtesy, Geoff was also in the Second-Hand Dealers Squad, Crime Cars and was a law instructor at the Academy before retiring as a Superintendent. 

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”Doing it the write way”

”Doing it the write way”

September 23, 2021

Vikki Petraitis is a true crime author with seventeen titles under her belt. She often writes the stories of people who haven't a voice; including former Victoria Police detective Paul Dale, murdered Phillip Island woman Beth Barnard and child abuse survivor Rod Braybon.  

She's also a podcaster and a teacher and talks on The Crime Couch to Rochelle about the challenges writing these yarns.  

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 2

”An Officer and a gentleman” - part 2

September 16, 2021

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

Bill was awarded a prestigious APM and worked in the Mobile Traffic Section, the Second Hand Dealers and Drug Squads; but the highlight of his career was nabbing an employee who was stealing rare and precious coins from the National Gallery of Victoria.  

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. 

Thanks for listening. Please take the time to rate & review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. We'd love to hear your thoughts and it makes it easier for the rest of the podcast world to find The Crime Couch. 

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