The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”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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”An accidental hero” -part 1

”An accidental hero” -part 1

July 14, 2022

Geoff Brereton is an accidental hero. The Fire Rescue Victoria's Leading Firefighter was the first on the scene of the Eastern Freeway tragedy which took the lives of four Victoria Police officers on April 22, 2020. 

He immediately called for assistance and gave medical help including CPR to the injured police officers while waiting for the ambulance. His bravery and courageous actions have been officially recognised. Geoff's been given the first ever Fire Rescue Victoria's Commissioner's Commendation.

In an exclusive two part interview, Geoff talks about 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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”The detective with the megabyte”

”The detective with the megabyte”

July 7, 2022

John Manley is an experienced investigator specialising in fraud and cyber-crime. The former Detective Inspector helped establish the Fraud Squad's first computer crime squad. He changed the way Victoria Police dealt with online crime.

In his forty-six years in the job, John worked in CIB's, the Fraud Squad, Financial Services Division, the Tricontinental Royal Commission and headed up JACET, or the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team. 

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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”The policeman with gypsy blood”

”The policeman with gypsy blood”

June 30, 2022

Neale Fursdon is not your average Detective Senior Sergeant. The former Victoria Police officer spent most of his career working in the developing world.

He was seconded to PNG to help create a drug squad. Neale also worked with local police in fourteen Pacific Island countries and dealt with human trafficking in Bangladesh. He also worked in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia with Aus-Aid, US-Aid and the U.N.

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 girl’s own adventure”

”A girl’s own adventure”

June 23, 2022

Liz Salmon aka "Rousey" was known for never taking a backwards step. The former Victoria Police Sergeant worked in community policing, highway patrol, traffic operations and general duties, but it was her lobbying for women's equality in the job where she really made a difference. 

After nearly 28 years of being a policewoman, Liz is still making a difference to the communities in country 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. 

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”Making a critical difference”

”Making a critical difference”

June 16, 2022

Regional emergency management could be Bob Raaymakers' middle name. The former Victoria Police Inspector is an expert in dealing with emergencies and critical incidents. 

Bob reflects on his 48 years in the job including being awarded an APM for leadership in the Black Saturday bushfires. 

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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”Tracking a serial killer”

”Tracking a serial killer”

June 9, 2022

Detective Senior Sergeant Charlie Bezzina was unaware of the consequences when he got a call about a missing teenager Elizabeth Stevens one night in June, 1993. The former Homicide detective couldn't have known it was the start of a series of murders of young women in Melbourne's south. 

Charlie Bezzina was in charge of one of the Homicide crews that first tracked serial killer Paul Charles Denyer. He reflects on that case and what motivates someone to kill another person.

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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:The suburban gum-shoe” - part 2

:The suburban gum-shoe” - part 2

June 2, 2022

In part two of his interview on The Crime Couch experienced sex crimes investigator Chris O'Connor reflects on his 36 years in Victoria Police.

The former Detective Senior Sergeant talks about working on some of the state's biggest cases, dealing with the offenders and how as an investigator you represent the rights of the victim. 

Chris is now a published author and runs an interview training and investigating consultancy; Strategic Questions. 

Trigger warning: this podcast may contain triggers related to child sexual offences and could cause distress.

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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