The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
“A walk in the light green”

“A walk in the light green”

May 20, 2021

Jim Archbold has served his country both as a police officer and in the army as a military policeman. 

He was drafted into the army and served in Vietnam. Jim was awarded the Military Medal for action in the Delta and as an Australian Unit citation for bravery in the battle for the Coral Fire Support Base in Vietnam. 

After serving his time, Jim returned home and resumed working with Victoria Police where he finished with 38 years under his belt.

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

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

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“Watching the detectives - part 2″

“Watching the detectives - part 2″

May 14, 2021

Wrestling with a dangerous, armed crook from the Kangaroo Gang in a house full of dodgy criminals is an experience former Detective Senior Sergeant Warren "Wally" Laver talks about on The Crime Couch this week.

He also recalls a horrendous murder of an 11-year old girl stabbed to death by a neighbor in her home. To this day, Wally still visits her grave in country Victoria to lay flowers and pay his respects.

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

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

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“Watching the detectives - part 1″

“Watching the detectives - part 1″

May 6, 2021

Former Detective Senior Sergeant Wayne "Wally" Laver has left an incredible legacy in the job with 55 years of service under his belt. He received the Australia Police Medal and is the third longest serving police member in the state. Wally progressed through uniform into the Homicide Squad and the then Bureau of Criminal Intelligence.  He's spent the last 20 years in Detective Training School (DTS) and trained more than 2,000 detectives during this time. 

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

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

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“The night I met the President”

“The night I met the President”

April 29, 2021

Former Superintendent Geoff Tulloch was known in the job for his honesty, meticulous record-keeping and making a difference. He worked in the Mobile Traffic Section, the Second-Hand Dealers Squad, the Crime Cars and as a Law Instructor and the Training Research Section before finishing at the Police Academy.

Geoff rode a 1958 Ariel Square 4 motorbike - but it's the night where he happened to meet a US President that really stands out in his mind. 

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

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

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Rest In Peace Ron Fenton registered number 18343

Rest In Peace Ron Fenton registered number 18343

April 22, 2021

It's a time for remembering fallen Victoria Police members; including former Sergeant Ron Fenton who passed away Tuesday 13 April, 2021. Ron was an extraordinary man and police officer. I had the privilege of speaking to Ron in his last few weeks. I was struck by his courage, amazing resilience and determination to still make a difference despite the fact that he was dying. Rest In Peace dear Ron Fenton. 

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

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“Henderson is the name”

“Henderson is the name”

April 15, 2021

Detective Senior Constable Reginald Ernest Henderson was an extraordinary police officer. In a career spanning 38 years, Reg apprehended more than 3,000 offenders, identifying many only by photographs he kept in a little notebook.  He was known as "the Falcon of The Force", "Eagle Eye Henderson" and "the Detective with the photographic memory". 

Reg was more of a diplomat than a detective; well-groomed, quiet, didn't drink or smoke and acted as close personal security for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, the Queen Mother, Prince Phillip, Princess Alexandra and the USA President Lyndon B. Johnson. 

Former Victoria Police Sergeant Newton C Reynolds worked with Reg Henderson as a cadet. After leaving the job, Newton decided to write a book;"Henderson is the name" as a tribute to a man he deeply admires.

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“An evening in Hoddle Street that will never be forgotten” #2

“An evening in Hoddle Street that will never be forgotten” #2

April 8, 2021

The Hoddle Street massacre is seared into the mind of former Superintendent Graham "Squirty" Kent. In this second part of The Crime Couch, Squirty Kent remembers interviewing killer Julian Knight and taking him back to the scene of the crime for re-enactments. He reflects on the trauma still felt by police members who attended the scene and survivors of the community who happened to be in Hoddle Street that night. 

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

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

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“An evening in Hoddle Street that will never be forgotten”

“An evening in Hoddle Street that will never be forgotten”

April 1, 2021

Former Superintendent Graham "Squirty" Kent has earned his stripes as an experienced investigator. He was a detective in the Armed Robbery Squad. Homicide Squad, Transit and Ethical Standards before doing a stint in the Police Association and finishing his career as a Superintendent. 

On the 9th of August 1987, Squirty Kent was called out to a job that would change him forever. Ex-Army cadet Julian Knight opened fire on innocent people murdering seven people and injuring another 21. The Hoddle Street massacre was a horrendous event that changed our lives forever. To this day, Squirty Kent to this refuses to use the offender's name. 

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“An Officer and a gentleman”

“An Officer and a gentleman”

March 25, 2021

Former Chief Superintendent Bill Jackson (registered number 12372) talks to his daughter on The Crime Couch. He speaks about what policing was like in Melbourne during the 1950's-60's.

The top cop was awarded a prestigious APM and spent 40 years in the job. Bill was in the Mobile Traffic Section, Second-Hand Dealers Squad and a Detective in several inner-city CIB's, before being promoted to Superintendent in Nunawading and running "E" district as Chief Superintendent. 

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“The Cop with a PhD in survival”

“The Cop with a PhD in survival”

March 18, 2021

Ron Fenton is dying. The former Victoria Police Sergeant has been diagnosed with terminal cancer but is at peace with what he faces. Ron has had a a PhD in survival; he's been shot in the head, broken 37 bones in a motorbike accident, tried to take his own life five times and been diagnosed twice with terminal cancer.

His life changed forever on November 21, 1984 when Ron and his partner Senior Constable Paul Gilbert confronted a gunman armed with a semi-automatic rifle and 200 rounds.  

Ron attributes his survival to a very special brown labrador, a trauma assistance dog called Yogi. The dog is from Defence Community Dogs (DCD) a program that involves prison inmates training rescue dogs.

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

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

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