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Brian William ROPE


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

ServiceFrom  ? ? pre 1 June 1959  to  5 May 1996 = 36+ years Service

AwardsNational 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


Age:  76

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?

Brian ROPE outside of Police HQ, College St, Sydney
Brian ROPE outside of Police HQ, College St, Sydney

BRIAN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO


 Funeral location:



May you forever Rest In Peace.

  • What a great inspirational man to grow up under. You helped mum n us kids in lots of ways, other family members, n community groups you were with. You will be missed by all.
    Leanne Jones-pfitzner lit a candle for Brian William Rope
  • A gentleman of great quality. Rest in peace Brian, sincerest condolences to your family and friends.
    Joel and Sandi Donkin.
    Joel Donkin lit a candle for Brian William Rope
  • Brian was a wonderful family man who served the community for his whole life in so many different roles. He was deservedly well respected by many. It was my privilege to know him, as a cousin and a member of the Rope-Pulley Family Heritage Assoc. Brian was proud of his First Fleeter Family history and he was a very enthusiastic Chairperson and newsletter writer during his time with us. I don’t think he knew what retirement was as he was always busy, because he knew there was so much that needed addressing. His charity work spread far and wide, and his loss will be felt in many parts of our community. Rest In Peace Brian.
    Love from Rosemary and family.
    Rosemary Rope lit a candle for Brian William Rope
  • It was an honour and a privilege to care for your family during this difficult time. Warmest wishes,
    Michelle Kerr, White Lady Funerals, Liverpool
    michelle kerr lit a candle for Brian William Rope


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



One thought on “Brian William ROPE

  • Oh God I loved that man . He lived with us as a young constable . He was my big brother I never had . My father brought him home when stationed at Waverley Mr John Clewer , he too was in the police force! He was a good man a wonderful husband and father and a good friend to our family . R.I.P Roppie ! You did good 👍


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