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Geoffrey David HOGGETT


Geoffrey David HOGGETT  APM

AKA  ?

Late of Hurstville, formerly of Bondi, NSW

Cousin to Carolyn SHIELS – # 23083

NSW Redfern Police Academy Class #  049 ( when he commenced Training )

& 059 ( by the time he Attested )

NSW Police Cadet # 1343

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  9203

Rank:  Commenced Training as Police Cadet on 18 February 1957

Probationary Constable- appointed 22 February 1959

Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Constable 1st Class – appointed 22 February 1965 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 22 February 1969

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974  ( Vice Squad )

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed 14 May 1986

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? ? ?

Final RankChief Superintendent

Stations?, Vice Squad ( 1974 Det Sgt ), Sutherland ( 1978 ),

Drug Law Enforcement Bureau – Regional Controller – South & West ( Det Insp – 1985 ) ( I District ),

Regional Operations – Drug Law Enforcement Bureau ( Det Insp – 1986 ),

Director of Investigations – Investigation Unit – State Drug Crime Commission ( Supt – 1989 ),  Commander – Internal Affairs ( C/Supt – 1992 ),

Organised Crime Squad ( 1992 – 1995 ) – Retirement

Service:  From 18 February 1957   to   16 August 1995 38+ years Service

Awards:  National Medal – granted 15 September 1980 ( Det Sgt 3/C )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/C )

Australian Police Medal – APM – granted 26 January 1992 ( C/Supt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 May 1994 ( Det Sgt 1/C ? )

Australian Sport Medal – granted 28 July 2000 – for many years as administrator / coach with Penshurst West Cricket Club & Georges River Penshurst JCA



BornThursday  22 February 1940

Died on:  Thursday  2 April 2020

Age80 yrs  1 mth  11 days


Event location:   Home

Event date ?

Funeral date? April 2020

Funeral location?  ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 10 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )


Future Wake location? TBA ( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 2 persons only at ‘Gatherings’,  there won’t be an immediate Wake )

Future Wake date: ( Due to current Govt. restrictions on ‘Gatherings’ due to Corona19 Virus Pandemic, some families may wish to have a Memorial Service / Wake with friends and family at a later date )


Funeral Parlour: Guardian Funeral, Hurstville, NSW  9580 1554

Buried at: Cremated


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at1/  Geoff HOGGETT Wicket Keeping perpetual trophy ( named after Geoff for his commitment to the Penshurst West Cricket Club, NSW.


Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( April 2020 )


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



May they forever Rest In Peace



HOGGETT, Geoffrey David

22.02.1940 – 02.04.2020

Formerly of Bondi, Late of Hurstville

Loving Husband, Father, Brother and Pop.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Forever in our hearts.

Privately cremated.


Guardian Funerals, Hurstville.  9580 1554

Unknown on left and centre. Geoff HOGGETT on the right - winner of the Peter Mitchell Award & Trophy.
Unknown on left and centre. Geoff on the right – winner of the Peter Mitchell Award & Trophy.


Father of Carolyn SHIELS ( # 23083 )- Bruce Shiels ( # 9132 ) ( on left ) with Louise RULE and Cousin to Carolyn - Geoff Hoggett ( # 9203 ) on right.   19 December 1986."
Father of Carolyn SHIELS ( # 23083 )- Bruce Shiels ( # 9132 ) ( on left ) with Louise RULE and Cousin to Carolyn – Geoff Hoggett ( # 9203 ) on right.   19 December 1986.”


Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM. Geoff - front row - 2nd from left - Vice Squad
Geoff – front row – 2nd from left – Vice Squad


Geoff Hoggett…. my beautiful cousin passed away yesterday peacefully at home. He was a long serving NSW Police Officer – commenced at Police Cadet with illustrious career through to Chief Superintendent at retirement. Amazing Detective and much adored Dad, Grandfather and loved member of our family. We were all so blessed to have shared his 80th birthday party with him just weeks ago. His sense of humour never changed.

Posted by Carolyn Shiels on Thursday, 2 April 2020

Geoff‘s recent 80th birthday



Vale Geoff Hoggett
Date of Event St George Cricket Club: Fri Apr 3, 2020 11:40AM

Geoffrey David HOGGETT

It is with the heaviest of hearts we inform of the passing of Geoff Hoggett.

Geoff was an unsung hero of the club, having served on the St George DCC management committee for many years. His efforts often weren’t known to the public but were greatly appreciated by all core workers within the club.

Geoff was a very highly regarded member of the NSW Police force until retirement where he dedicated even more of his time to cricket and cricketers.  Like many, Geoff came up through the ranks as a cricketing father with sons David and Matt playing cricket at Penshurst West.

Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM

Geoff would become an active member of the management committee as well as coaching multiple junior teams. This Included GRPSTG Rep teams (now St George). In fact even after his sons had finished playing juniors he still played a proactive part in the junior cricket community which included managing a young U13’s rep team he felt had great potential but were doing it tough. After three years as manager, the team would eventually reach the potential Geoff knew they had and go on to win the Watson Shield. The team consisted of a number of youngsters that would go on to much bigger and better things in Moises Henriques and Steve Cazzulino.

Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM

It was also during this period that Geoff Hoggett became a much loved and integral part of the Kingsgrove Cricket Academy setup. Through his position as Evening Manager / Supervisor, Geoff helped create a highly popular place of cricketing education where so many of our players not only crafted their game but went on to become cricket coaches themselves. Importantly it was the extra care, attention and often education and friendship he provided to cricketing parents that will be greatly remembered.

Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM

Eventually Geoff’s son Matt moved into the playing ranks at St George so it was only natural for Geoff to roll his sleeves up and get involved. It started with ensuring that all was taken care of every day of play at each home game as well as managing the teams. Club Management soon realised that Geoff needed to be a part of the successful running of the club.

Matt Hoggett himself became an integral member of the playing staff and went on to become first grade player No.387. He also took on the key role of 2nd Grade captain which yielded a premiership in the clubs centenary season of 09-10. All the while Geoff was by his side doing all he could to help the players. If the players had a club night at Hurstville Oval, more often than not, it was Geoff who would stay back and close up when they finally decided to move on into the night. The players loved and respected him greatly as did the senior members of the club.

Geoff’s extraordinary commitment to the club was recognised when he was recognised as Life Member No.48 of St George DCC.

Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM

Away from Cricket, Geoff was a loving family man and enjoyed numerous other sports, in particular Rugby League which he played as a young lad. He was a staunch Roosters fan having grown up in the Bondi area. Through his time in the police he had a plethora of amazing life experiences and was a great bloke to sit down and have a chat over a cold one. He did not shy away from telling it how it was and many people within the club would now be grateful for his honest advise.

Geoffrey David HOGGETT APM

Only just a month ago Geoff was in good spirits as he mingled with friends at the annual Life Members Lunch at Hurstville Oval. He was proud of his time well spent at St George DCC.

A finer man you could not wish to meet. He will be sorely missed by all who new him.

Geoff Hoggett was 80 years old.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the Hoggett Family.


Last updated: Saturday April 4, 2020 7:41AM
Author: Hamish Solomons


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Tuesday 13 July 1993, page 5

Shots fired at ICAC figure’s home

SYDNEY: Shots were fired yesterday morning at the home of a Sydney nightclub owner who figured prominently in the Independent Commission Against Corruption‘s investigations into police corruption.

A police spokesman said the shots were fired at the home of Louis Bayeh at Ermington about 2am.

The spokesman said Mr Bayeh was believed to have been out but his wife and four children were home at the time of the drive-past shooting.

No-one was injured.

Shots were also fired at a car, belonging to a friend of the family, that was parked outside the home.

The spokesman did not know how many shots were fired.

He said ballistics experts and scientific police were at the house which had been cordoned off for some time.

Police canvassed the area yesterday but there were no further details.

In April, the Independent Commission Against Corruption heard that Mr Bayeh told then assistant Police Commissioner Col Cole and Police Association president Tony Day that senior police had a contract on his life.

The allegation was made at a lunch meeting in December 1992 between Bayeh, Mr Cole, Mr Day and Sydney identity Tom Domican at a hotel in Sydney.

• A police whistle-blower who has alleged a cover-up to the level of Police Commissioner Tony Lauer will be called a liar, counsel for the police service told the commission yesterday.

The whistle-blower, Detective Sergeant Kimbal Cook, said he ” would plead guilty to being slack ” but strenuously denied he had behaved improperly, proposing in stead there had been an attempt to set him up.

In evidence last week, Sergeant Cook said he submitted a report detailing four years of harassment and threats by fellow officers after he gathered key evidence against two corrupt colleagues in 1988.

He said he was told by Chief Superintendent Bob Myatt to rewrite the report to avoid investigation by the ombudsman or then Police Minister Ted Pickering.

Sergeant Cook said Superintendent Myatt told him the instructions had come from then-Assistant Commissioner Col Cole and ” the boss “, whom he assumed to be Mr Lauer. Superintendent Myatt has denied this.

Yesterday, Chief Superintendent Geoffrey Hoggett, commander of the Internal Affairs Unit, gave evidence that Sergeant Cook’s original report would have constituted a complaint to be investigated by his unit and the Ombudsman, but this had not happened.




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