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brother of former NSWPF member – Jerry ( R.I.P. )
Late of  ?

NSW Police Cadet # 1631

New South Wales Police Force

[alert_yellow]Regd. #  11425[/alert_yellow]

Rank:  NSW Police Cadet – commenced 5 December 1960

Probationary Constable – appointed 10 May 1965

Constable – appointed 10 May 1966

Senior Constable – appointed 10 May 1974

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 26 May 1981

Inspector – 1989

Former President of the United Nations Police Association of Australia for over 20 years

Stations?, 6 Division ( late 1970’s ), Chatswood ( 1980’s ? ), Manager – Equal Employment Opportunity Section – Inspector ( 1989 ), Patrol Commander – Ryde, Local Area Commander – Blue Mountains ( 2000 )

ServiceFrom  5 December 1960  to  ? ? ? =  ? years Service

Awards:   National Medal – granted 15 April 1981

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 28 May 1992

Police Overseas Service Medal – Clasp CYPRUS – granted 8 July 1992

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 4 September 2001

Born:   20 October 1944

Died on:   Tuesday 6 March 2018

Age:  73

Cause:   ?TBA

Event location:   ?

Event date:  6 March 2018

Funeral date:   Thursday  22 March 2018 @ 1pm

Funeral location:   St Mary’s Catholic Church, 264 Miller St, North Sydney

Funeral Parlour:  White Lady, Roseville

Buried at:   ?TBA

 Memorial located at:   ?

Dennis PERCY at the Sydney Police Wall of Remembrance
Dennis PERCY at the Sydney Police Wall of Remembrance


Denis (far left) on Cyprus as a UN Peacekeeper c. 1964
Denis (far left) on Cyprus as a UN Peacekeeper c. 1964


Dennis PERCY

Dennis PERCY

AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin with Vicpol A/C Chris O’Neill and True Blue Editor Denis Percy


[alert_yellow]DENIS  is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance[/alert_yellow]  *NEED MORE INFO


 Funeral location





May they forever Rest In Peace


Abel Tasman We did our Associate Diploma in Justice Administration together at the old Mitchell College of Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt Uni). He was a gentleman, a real character and a policeman’s policeman.
George Krooglik RIP Denis. Still have his business card when he visited Albury on the 12.7.03 in his capacity as a Director and Travel Writer for True Blue Guided Tours. Condolences to his family and friends. He was a very likable guy…
David AsplandDavid is an administrator in this group. I first met Denis at the Police Academy in December 1980. He was my Training and Induction Officer for Chatswood. I still remember our first meeting with Denis wearing gold chains around his neck and gold rings on several of his fingers, which was very different to Tommy Lupton and Maurie Green. In spite of this, I stayed in the job and Denis and I kept bumping into each other over the years at places like the Mitchell College, Bathurst.. One of the strangest meetings was at Hill End during Easter 1984. I was doing a spot of relieving duty after a very busy time on Mt Panorama at Easter 1983. I was carrying out a foot patrol of the town when I saw what was obviously an unmarked police vehicle come bouncing off the end of the Bridle Track. It was Denis and his offsider carrying out an “EEO Tour” of the state. After several coffees and a chat, he proceeded off in the direction Mudgee. I kept bumping into him at odd events like the 1988 Bicentennial when he was the Barracks Sergeant at UNSW responsible for keeping us country cops in line. Last time I met him he was Acting LAC in the Blue Mountains sometime around 2000. He was a thoroughly likeable old rogue and he will be very badly missed.
Chris Devery I remember meeting him in College St when I first came to work there in the early ‘90s. He was well respected by the cops I worked with then.
Les de Belin Denis was a bit of a traveller. Always remember the story he told when he was driving in the southern states of US, and was pulled over by the local town sheriff for speeding. Denis showed his NSW Police ID to the sheriff who replied in his most southern drawl, “That’s a very pretty badge Sir. In fact its about the prettiest darn Police badge I ever did see. You can have the pretty badge back,…………and this speeding ticket too”
Lex Booth RIP Denis. ANZAC days will not be the same without you. Who is going to edit True Blue (UN Police newsletter). We (TRG) drove him mad when he was the barracks supervisor at Bathurst. He would tell us that we all knew the rules but he could trust us to break every one of them.
Editor of True Blue ( UN Police newsletter )
Passed away surrounded by his wife and children on March 5, 2018.
Aged 73 years.Adored husband of Alexandra, and father of Natalie and Grant.

A wonderful Husband and Father
A great Man
A great Mate
A great Policeman and Ambassador for the UN “Policing for Peace”

Denis’ service will be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, 264 Miller Street, North Sydney on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1pm.


Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Mar. 17, 2018
March 27, 2018
March 21, 2018
Alex, Grant and Natalie – much love to you all. Losing such a magnificent man will not be easy, but you will have our support. So many of my fond childhood memories from visiting Sydney include Uncle Denis. The strength, love and support he provided me after Nanna’ passing will never be forgotten.

See you all at Bangalow, sorry we can’t be in Sydney with you.

Michelle Weldon.

March 19, 2018
May you forever Rest In Peace.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Tuesday 14 November 1995, page 5

Embalmed bodies in family crypt damaged: police

SYDNEY: Two embalmed bodies tampered with at the Northern Suburbs Cemetery was “the most offensive case” a senior policeman has had to handle, a police statement said yesterday.

Police would not divulge how the bodies had been damaged but the statement said the family vault housing the bodies had been forced open.

The two embalmed bodies were tampered with between September 23 and November 2 this year during a break-and-enter on the vault.

The bodies had been secured in lead-lined coffins in the crypt.

I have been a member of the police for more than 30 years and this is the most offensive case I have dealt with in my career,” Ryde Patrol Commander Inspector Dennis Percy said in the statement.

Police were appealing to anyone who may have information on the incident.


4 thoughts on “Denis PERCY

  • Denis was nature’s absolute gentleman, a truly dedicated family man and an outstanding police officer. I worked with Denis on the Cyprus Re-Unions, formal dinner and picnic at Shark Island for the Police Cyprus Veterans and was always impressed with his enthusiasm, initiatives, friendship indeed. He will be sorely missed indeed. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

  • I worked as part of my job in the then State Commanders Office with Denis on various Cyprus Re-union Committees years ago in the then College Street police HQ. I am so saddened too re Denis’ passing on 5 March 2018.
    He was a great bloke, a realist and a doer. I always enjoyed socialising with Denis and his chain of mates – especially those of his confrers who served with him in Cyprus and subsequently. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in Peace Denis Percy. Amen.
    Terry O’Brien PSM

  • Worked with Denis on the Cyprus re-union committee within NSW Police. He was a most likeable, kind, warm hearted caring person who gave his all to the task before him with gusto and dedication.. He was esteemed by police, our admin staff and citizens alike. He will be sorely missed. My deep condolences to his family. God Bless.

  • Terry Dalton APM

    Denis was on my selection panel to join NSW police force. He never forgot and always remembered when our paths crossed. May he RIP. Terry Dalton


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