Alan John BROWN
Late of Ballina, NSW
“possible” relation in ‘the job’: ?
NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern – Class # 042
Class 042 Started at Redfern Academy on Monday 18 July 1955 & were Sworn In on Monday 29 August 1955.
Alan was a Cadet and actually started at the Academy 2 years earlier – possibly with a Class at Penrith Police College.
NSW Police Cadet # 1049
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 8195
Uniform # 3834
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 14 January 1953 ( aged 16 years, 4 months, 1 day )
Probationary Constable- appointed Tuesday 13 September 1955 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )
Constable – appointed 13 September 1956
Constable 1st Class – appointed 13 September 1961
Detective – appointed 3 November 1962 ( YES )
Senior Constable – appointed 13 September 1966
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 19 January 1972
Was Appointed as a Special Constable for the State of Queensland.
Final Rank: = Detective Sergeant 3rd Class
Stations: As a Police Cadet: C.I.Branch – M.O. Section ( 14 May 1953 ),Regent St ( 2 Division )( 2 November 1953 ), Records Branch ( 20 Division )( 22 March 1954 ), Liverpool ( 22 Division )( Cadet )( 17 May 1954 ), 28 June 1954 is transferred to Newcastle Police Station, Phillip St ( 4 Division )( Traffic )( 4 July 1955 )
As a Sworn Member: Burwood ( 9 Division ) GDs ( 26 September 1955 – 16 October 1955 ), Strathfield ( 9 Division )( GDs )( 17 October 1955 – 3 July 1957 ), C.I. Branch ( Temporary )( 4 July 1957 – 1 September 1957 ), C.I. Branch ( Permanent ) ( 2 September 1957 – 4 March 1959 ), Casino ( North Coast District )( General Duties ) ( 5 March 1959 – 2 November 1959 ), Grafton ( C.I. Duties )( Probation )( 3 November 1959 – 2 May 1960 ), Grafton ( C.I. Duties )( Permanent )( 3 May 1960 – 15 October 1963 ), Regent St ( Detectives )( 16 October 1963 – 2 August 1964 ), Burwood ( Detectives )( 3 August 1964 – 16 March 1965 ), North Coast District – West Kempsey ( C.I. Duties )( 17 March 1965 – 1968 ), R District ( Newcastle )( 1969 ), ?, Inverell ( 1971 – )( DetSenCon – Det Sgt 3/c ) – Disengagement ( Resigned )
Service: From 14 January 1953 to 27 May 1978 ( Resigned ) = 25 years, 4 months, 13 days Service
Retirement / Leaving age: = 41 years, 8 months, 14 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 44 years, 10 months, 20 days
Awards: No Find on Australian Honours system
whoever: Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – granted 20 February 1978
Commendation recorded upon his Service Register:
Commended for the part played by him in the search for Kevin John SIMMONDS and Leslie Allan NEWCOMBE who escaped from the State Penitentiary, Long Bay, on the 9th October 1959.
C. J. Delaney, Commissioner of Police
Born: Sunday 13 September 1936 in Guildford, NSW
Died on: Sunday 16 April 2023
Age: 86 years, 7 months, 3 days
Organ Donor: No – age prohibited
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Funeral date: Friday 21 April 2023 @ 10am
Funeral location: the Chapel, Parkview Funeral Home, 21 Kalinga St, Ballina, NSW
The Richmond PAC provided a Police Guard of Honour
LIVE STREAM can be found HERE
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Funeral Parlour: Parkview Funeral Home, Kalinga St, Ballina, NSW
Buried at: ?
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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2023 )
ALAN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Upon entering the employ of the NSWPF – Alan was described thus:
5′ 9″ tall, ( Cadet ) 5′ 9.5″ ( ProCst )
10 st 13 lb in weight ( Cadet ) 12 st 9.5 lb ( ProCst )
Hazel eyes, Fair hair, Medium complexion.
Native of Guildford, NSW
Was Single but married on the 11 April 1957.
Prior calling was a Shop Assistant for 2 weeks and a Pen Mechanic for 2 months. ( what was a “Pen” mechanic? )
He holds the School Intermediate Certificate.
He attained a Shorthand speed of 100 wpm on the 1 July 1956.
He attained a mark of 86.5% at the completion of Training Class # 47 ( although my records have him in Class 42 )
Alan Passed his Cst 1/c exam on 24 June 1958
He failed his Sgt 3/c exam twice ( 17 May 1968 & 16 May 1969 ) but passed on 15 May 1970.
He sat the Sgt 1/c exam twice but failed on 14 May 1974 & 13 May 1975. He did not attain that rank.
He sat and passed his Detectives examination on the 16 – 17 October 1962.
He was certified as completing his motor vehicle drivers course on the 4 January 1956 and was also certified to ride solo Police motor cycles on the 24 November 1955.
Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),
Friday 7 January 1972 (No.1), page 30
PUBLIC HOSPITALS ACT, 1929, AS AMENDED
I, Sir Arthur Roden Cutler, Governor of the State of New South Wales, do, by this my Order, upon the recommendation of The Hospitals Commission of New South Wales, and with the advice of the Executive Council of the said State, accept the resignation of Mr B. T. Sykes as a Director of The Inverell District Hospital and appoint Mr Alan John Brown, detective-sergeant, 4 Rivers Street, Inverell, in pursuance of section 25 of the Public Hospitals Act, 1929, as amended, to hold office in his stead.
Dated this 22nd day of December, 1971.
A. R. CUTLER, Governor. (26S4) A. H. JAGO, Minister for Health.
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate (NSW : 1876 – 1954),
Tuesday 21 December 1954, page 8
Struck Police; Man Gaoled
Elwyn Thomas McDougall, 22, labourer, was sentenced at Newcastle Court yesterday to one month‘s imprisonment for having unlawfully assaulted Police Cadet Alan John Brown, in Newcastle on Saturday.
Constable R. Gaudion said Cadet Brown was walking along Hunter-street when McDougall and another man stepped across his path and asked him whether he wanted to fight.
Cadet Brown replied that he did not, and went to walk away, when McDougall hit him in the nose.
McDougall was arrested 15 minutes later.
The police prosecutor ( Sergeant Lithgow ) said McDougall had previous convictions for larceny and breaking, entering and stealing.
After Mr. Hardwicke, SM., had sentenced McDougall, McDougall asked the Magistrate whether he could have a fine. Mr. Hardwicke said: “Because of the way you conduct yourself in the street, you will have to learn a lesson.”
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