The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”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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”The suburban gum-shoe” - part 1

”The suburban gum-shoe” - part 1

May 26, 2022

Chris O' Connor reflects on his 36 years in the job as an experienced sex crimes investigator with Victoria Police.

The former Detective Senior Sergeant has been responsible for some of the country's highest profile cases including serial murder, rape and abduction. These have included the murder and abduction of Karmen Chan, the murders involving Peter Dupas and the bombing of Russell Street headquarters.

Chris's also a published author and runs an interview training and investigation consultancy, called 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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”Offer your hand; not your judgment”

”Offer your hand; not your judgment”

May 19, 2022

Myrene Purcell is not your typical ex-Victoria Police member. The former Senior Sergeant trained in the Army, was the first female member of the Prison Squad and qualified as a social worker after she left the job.

She was the only policewoman in Seymour before being transferred to the Sexual Offences Squad, in the Crime Squads and inner-city CIB's before becoming a detective.  

Working as an operational police member gave Myrene a strong foundation to continue to work in the family violence space as a social worker. 

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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”Our day starts when your day ends”

”Our day starts when your day ends”

May 12, 2022

Former Homicide detective Charlie Bezzina knew the "Black Prince of Lygon Street" Alphonse Gangitano. The experienced officer spent 38 years in the job, 17 years in the Homicide Squad and investigated more than 300 suspicious deaths.

But he never expected to find the Melbourne gangland figure dead in his underwear. The infamous criminal had been gunned down in the laundry of his home in January 1998. Charlie was one of the first police members on the scene and tasked with investigating Alphonse's death. To this day, he knows who murdered the gangster, but the case still remains officially unsolved. 

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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