The Crime Couch with Rochelle Jackson
”Attitude is everything”

”Attitude is everything”

April 14, 2022

Margie Lewis has just retired after 43 years in Victoria Police. The former Inspector had a diverse career from General Duties, NCA's Surveillance Unit, Ethical Standards, Welfare to the State Emergencies and Support Command. 

Despite wrangling some prejudice and sexual harassment, Margie triumphed becoming a commissioned officer; a rank she never imagined she'd reach. She claims it's all to do with having the right attitude and not letting anyone or anything stop you! 

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 thin blue line”

”The thin blue line”

April 7, 2022

Every day, at least 8 Australians die by suicide. Police and first responders are some of the groups most at risk. 

Well, Drew Gormlie is doing something about it. He's the CEO of Life Central, an Australian agency that provides programs and support to people at risk. Currently he's working with Victoria and Tasmania Police and the US Military. Recently they focused on the small Victorian town of Corryong - which has a high rate of youth suicide - working with the local police, with great results. 

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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”Gang today, gone tomorrow”

”Gang today, gone tomorrow”

March 31, 2022

Street gangs and crime go hand in hand. Former Detective Superintendent Pat Boyle is an expert in gang warfare. What he doesn't know about gangs isn't worth knowing. He's highly credentialed and worked in Victoria Police's crime squads for most of his life. 

It was his passion for street gangs that led him into academia. He secured a Churchill Scholarship to do further research which led him to completing a Masters.  Pat talks about who's who in the zoo 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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”Drugs, guns and lies” - part 2

”Drugs, guns and lies” - part 2

March 24, 2022

Keith Banks is one of Queensland's most decorated police members, but it hasn't been all beer and skittles. He spent 20 years in the job, working undercover and in the Breakers before joining the Police Emergency Squad and Tactical Response Group (TRG)..

When working with the TRG,, Keith had to deal with the murder of one of his close friends and colleagues during Operation Flashdance. The incident changed his life forever and he wrestled with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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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”Drugs, guns and lies” - part 1

”Drugs, guns and lies” - part 1

March 17, 2022

Keith Banks is one of Queensland's most decorated police officers. He worked undercover in the 1980's. In an era of corruption, often working alone with no back-up... he learnt how to merge into the drug scene, smoking dope and drinking with targets, buying drugs and then getting the dealers arrested.

Keith also spent time in the Tactical Response Group, before getting out and turning his hand to writing books. In the first of a two-part interview, he talks about the dangers of working undercover. 

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 justice seeker”

”The justice seeker”

March 10, 2022

Peter Norden is a former Catholic Chaplain, who worked in the state's toughest jails including Pentridge. He's spent more than 40 years in the Australian criminal justice system. Peter's highly credentialed and a strong advocate for social justice and prison reform. He's recently published a book "Seeking Justice in the Criminal Justice System in Australia".

He talks on The Crime Couch about his dealings with Billy "The Texan" Longley, Ronald Ryan, Chopper Read and Carl Williams.

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 beat ahead of the rest”

”A beat ahead of the rest”

March 3, 2022

Peter Butts was a tough detective in the job. The former Victoria Police Detective Senior Sergeant worked in the Second-Hand Dealers and Homicide Squads, before joining the usual inner-city CIB's and Armed Robbery Squad.

One of the most interesting crooks he dealt with was the notorious gunman, prison escapee and armed robber Raymond John Denning. Peter met Denning several times including in Long Bay's Special Protection Unit.

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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”Lil Irwin - a legend in the job”

”Lil Irwin - a legend in the job”

February 24, 2022

94 year old Lilian Irwin was an Inspector in Victoria Police for nearly three decades. “Lil” as she’s affectionately known led the way for women in the police force. When Lil joined in 1961 she was only one of four women in her squad. Nick-named “The Queen of Fitzroy” and “Legs 11,” Lil was the only female Inspector when she was promoted in 1977 at a time when policewomen thought they’d be lucky to get to Sergeant! 

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 fingerprint expert”

”The fingerprint expert”

February 17, 2022

What former Sergeant Tony Nance doesn't know about fingerprints (and number plates) isn't worth knowing.

Tony's had a fascinating career in the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police as a fingerprint expert. He retired with 32 years under his belt.

He's been posted to south-east Asia many times and worked on the Bali bombing and Thailand Tsnumi before joining the Airport's Joint Aviation Intelligence Unit. 

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 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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