Brian William ROPE APM
( late of Liverpool )
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 9307
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 1 June 1959
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 May 1974
Inspector – appointed 31 December 1985
Chief Inspector – retired
Stations: ?, Central ( 1 Division ) ( A District ), Waverley, Paddington, 1961 commenced Criminal Investigation career commenced. 10 Division, 21 Division, 25 Division, 7 Division, Glenn Innes before returning to Metro area in 1974. Bondi Detectives ( late 1960’s ), Child Protection – Gosford Detectives, Vice Squad ( Det. Sgt ), Cronulla Detectives, South West Region Operations Support – retirement
Service: From ? ? pre 1 June 1959 to 5 May 1996 = 36+ years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 15 September 1980
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 3 October 1995
Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 26 January 1996
Born: 20 January 1940
Died on: Monday 11 July 2016
Funeral date: Friday 15 July 2016 @3.30pm
Funeral location: the South Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Camden Valley Way, Leppington
Buried at: Cremated
Memorial at: ?
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|1959||June: Former South/West Region Office, Liverpool, Brian. W. Rope is sworn in as a Probationary Constable of the New South Wales Police Force. Prior to joining the Police he was a Bank Clerk for 4 years. He was stationed at Waverley Police
Station, then Paddington Police Station attending to Traffic Duties.
In 1961 he commenced his Criminal Investigation career, working at
Nos. 10., 21., 25., and 7. Divisions, then transferring to Glenn Innes
Police Station before returning to the Metropolitan area in 1974.
Police Service Card State Archives Werrington.
|1981||March: Former South/West Regional Office – Detective Sergeant 3/c. Brian. W. Rope, is appointed the Officer in Charge of the newly
formed Child Mistreatment Unit. Prior to this in January, 1980 he was
appointed a member of the Child Abuse Committee of the Prince of
Wales Children’s Hospital. In 1982 he was promoted to the rank of
Sergeant 2/c. and by December 1983, he was promoted to the rank
of Detective Sergeant 1/c. Police Service Card State Archives Werrington
|1996||May: South West Regional Office, at Liverpool – Detective Chief
Inspector Brian. W. Rope takes optional retirement.
In January (1996) he was awarded the Australian Police
Medal. New South Wales Police News Magazine. August, 1996.
|2010||August: Former South/West Region Officer, Liverpool, Detective
Chief Inspector Brian. W. Rope (retired) was awarded “The
Premier of New South Wales Community Service Award in
recognition and appreciation for his outstanding contribution
to the Community” signed Premier Kristina Keneally.
|2011||September: Former South/West Region Office, Liverpool, Detective Inspector Brian. W. Rope (retired) and a long term active member of the Liverpool community as a representative on various Liverpool Hospital community groups, a long time member and former President (numerous times) and Treasurer ( numerous times) of the Liverpool Lions Club, was awarded the “Companion of the Order of Liverpool “ (CLO), by the Liverpool City Council|
The Child Mistreatment Unit was established under Brian’s leadership in 1981, with four investigators. He was involved in internal and external Committees and instrumental in Legislative changes. He remained involved in the field until his retirement. He could be looked upon as the ‘Father of Child Mistreatment / Protection Investigations’ which evolved within the NSW Police to what it is today.
Information – courtesy of Joe Stanioch