James Edward LOOMES
Late of Jim LOOMES
Elder brother of Brian Maxwell LOOMES – NSWP Cadet # 0994, NSWPF # 8279
NSW Police Training Centre – Penrith – Class # 027
NSW Police Cadet # 0515
New South Wales Police Force
Uniform # 1021
Regd. # 6126
Service: From 3 April 1945 to 20 February 1986 = 40 years, 10 months, 17 days Service
Rank: Commenced Training at Police Training Centre, Penrith as a Police Cadet on Tuesday 3 April 1945 ( aged 15 years, 9 months, 27 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed 3 August 1948 ( aged 19 years, 1 month, 27 days )
Constable – appointed 3 August 1949
Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 August 1955
Detective – appointed 12 October 1955
Detective Constable 1st Class – appointed 22 May 1956
Detective Senior Constable – appointed 3 August 1960
Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( NO SUCH RANK )
Detective Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 27 September 1965
Detective Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 1 December 1972
Detective Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 8 May 1974
Inspector – appointed 19 April 1978
Chief Inspector – appointed 26 March 1982
Superintendent – appointed 9 February 1984
Final Rank = Superintendent ( Optional Retirement )
Stations: Darlinghurst ( 3 Division )( 3 April 1945 – ?)( Cadet Service ), 4 Wheels – Patrol Yard ( 20 Division )( 11 Feb. 1946 )( Cadet Service ), Switch Room ( Phone 20966 )( 20 Division )( 12 August 1946 )( Cadet Service ), ( 20 Division )( 9 December 1946 )( S.O.I.B. ? ), C.I.B. Enquiry Office ( 20 Division )(2 Jan. 1947 ( Cadet Service ), Traffic Branch – Public Safety Bureau ( 14 July 1947 )( Cadet Service ), Traffic Office ( Motor Cyclist )( 27 October 1947 ( Cadet Service ), Licensing Office ( 20 Division )( 8 December 1947 )( Cadet Service ),
Central – GDs ( 1 Division )( 23 August 1948 – 6 June 1949 ), Switchboard Operator ( Phone 20966 )( 20 Division )( 7 June 1949 – 1 Feb. 1950 ), Daceyville – Outfit cyclist ( 15 Division )( 2 Feb. 1950 – 3 Sept. 1950 ), Bondi – Outfit cyclist ( 10 Division )( 4 Sept. 1950 – 20 May 1951 ), Was to be transferred to Albury as Clerical in Inspectors Office & General but this transfer was cancelled.
Fingerprints – CIB – Motor cycle messenger ( 20 Division )( 21 May 1951 – 4 May 1952 ), Bankstown – Outfit cyclist ( 13 Division )( 5 May 1952 – 8 Feb. 1953 ), Campsie – GDs ( 13 Division )( 9 Feb. 1953 – 21 May 1953 ), 21 Division – Special Duty ( 22 May 1953 – 12 Aug. 1954 ), Burwood? ( 9 Division )( Relieving and Test Duty )( 13 Aug. 1954 – 30 Jan. 1955 ), Phillip St / George St Nth ? ( 4 Division )( C.I. Duty – Permanent )( 31 Jan. 1955 – 9 March 1955 ), Burwood? – C.I. Duty ( 9 Division )( 10 March 1955 – 12 June 1955 ), Lidcombe C.I. Duty ( 32 Division ? )( 13 June 1955 – 25 March 1959 ), C.I.B. – C.I. Duty ( 26 March 1959 – 20 June 1960 ), Liverpool C.I. Duty ( 22 Division )( 21 June 1960 – 3 Feb. 1970 ), Merrylands ? – C.I. Duty ( 26 Division )( 4 Feb. 1970 – 14 Dec. 1972 ), Liverpool ? C.I. Duty ( 22 Division )( 15 Dec. 1972 – 13 July 1974 ), Liverpool ? C.I. Duty ( 22 Division )( Divisional Det Sgt )( 14 July 1974 ), C.I.B. Duty Officer ( 19 September 1976 ), ‘F’ District – Assistant Det. Inspector ( Burwood ? )( 8 May 1977 ), ‘ I ‘ District – Assistant Det. Inspector ( Liverpool ? )( 15 Jan. 1978 ), C.I. Branch – Relieving Det. Inspector ( 12 Feb. 1978 ), Internal Affairs – Investigative Staff – HQ ( 20 Division )( 1 December 1978 – 28 March 1981 ), Attended the 20th Officers’ Course – Australian Police College – Manly on 11 June 1980, ‘ G ‘ District – Det. Inspector ( Bankstown ? / Sutherland ? )( 29 March 1981 – 12 Sept. 1981 ), C.I.B. Group ‘A’ – Supervising Det. Inspector ( 13 Sept. 1981 – 29 Nov. 1981, Burwood ? – Assistant Officer ( 9 Division )( 30 Nov. 1981 – 26 Dec. 1981 ), Liverpool ? – Assistant Officer ( 22 Division )( 27 Dec. 1981 – 20 Feb. 1982 ), Fairfield ? / Cabramatta ? ( 34 Division )( Assistant Officer )( 21 Feb. 1982 – 27 Feb. 1983 ), 20 Division – Management Review Unit ( 28 Feb. 1983 – ? )
Retirement / Leaving age: = 56 years, 8 months, 13 days
Time in Retirement from Police: 35 years, 9 months, 5 days
Awards: Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal – Awarded 28 March 1972 ( Det Sgt )
National Medal – granted 11 December 1985 ( Det Supt )
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 9 October 1959
C.J. DELANEY – Commissioner of Police.
Between Nov. 1962 & 28 March 1963: Commended for part played between November, 1962, and 28 March 1963, in the endeavours to effect the arrest of a violent criminal, Carlo Verde Malatesta, who was subsequently sentenced to twenty years imprisonment on charges of rape and attempted rape.
N.T.W. ALLAN – Commissioner of Police
Commended for part played in search for Monica Schofield, missing from Heathcote Hostel from the 17 June 1963 and in relation to inquiries which resulted in the arrest of her attacker, Barry Rodrick, and his subsequent conviction for murder.
N.T.W. ALLAN – Commissioner of Police
Born: Friday 7 June 1929
Died on: Thursday 25 November 2021
Age: 92 years, 5 months, 18 days
Event location: ?
Event date: ?
Funeral date: Friday 3 December 2021 @ 1pm ( Private Family Only funeral )
Funeral location: West Chapel, Rookwood Crematorium, Lidcombe, NSW
any Future Wake location: ??? TBA
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( 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 )
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Buried at: Cremation
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( November 2021 )
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Upon application to join the NSW Police Force, via the Police Cadet system, James was described as:
6′ 1/4″ tall, 11 stone 5 lb, Blue eyes, light brown hair, fair complexion, a native of Sydney NSW and was Single. He had not been previously employed.
He was married on the 8 March 1952 and was 6′ 1/2″ tall and weighed 12 stone 10 lb.
He held the Intermediate School Certificate. He held the Bronze Medallion in Life Saving.
On 24 August 1953 he passed his Constable 1/c examination.
He passed his qualifications to drive Police vehicles on 31 August 1954. General Duty Utilities & Light Trucks on 29 January 1964.
He passed his qualifications to Ride Police Motor cycles on 27 November 1945 whilst a Cadet. Appears to have started the Course on 11 November 1945.
He held a Shorthand speed of 120 wpm ( Words Per Minute ) in the Class test held on 1 July 1950.
He obtained a mark of 94.75% at completion of Training Class at the Police Training Centre, Penrith.
He completed a course of training in Cliff Rescue work ( most possibly in 1949 ).
On 11 & 12 October 1955 he passed his Detectives Course.
On 4 February 1959 he passed his Sergeant 2nd Class examination.
During 1969 he completed the Criminology Course.
On 16 May 1973 he passed his Sergeant 1st Class examination.
On 13 May 1975 he passed his Inspector’s examination.
In 1977 he completed the Senior Police Course # 2.
On 11 October 1978 he was appointed a Justice of the Peace.
On 11 June 1980 he attended the Twentieth Officers’ Course, Australian Police College, Manly.
Broadcaster (Fairfield, NSW : 1935 – 1978),
Tuesday 3 March 1970, page 1
Body in park — no identity
Police have appealed to Holroyd residents for any information that may lead to the identification of a man’s body found in Fairfield Park last week.
The body was found by police and is believed to have been in the park for between three to four weeks.
Police said the man may have come from the Holroyd area and may have been known to district residents.
Officer-in-charge of detectives at Fairfield, Detective Sergeant J. Loomes said police were unable to identify the man. ‘The body was in an advanced state of decomposition and therefore impossible to identify.
‘ The man was about five feet seven inches tall, weighed nine or ten stone and had a very good set of teeth. He was wearing multi coloured check shirt, grey trousers, green socks and brown shoes. ‘ He was either round shouldered or had a slight hump on his back. ‘ We have no idea of his age, but we are certain there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. ‘ Any persons with information concerning the dead man are asked to contact Det. Sgt. Loomes or Det. W. Knight, at Fairfield police station.
Gosford Times and Wyong District Advocate (NSW : 1906 – 1954),
Friday 30 April 1954, page 10
Dangerous driving; £20 fine
The driver of a news paper delivery truck was fined £20 for dangerous driving, and another £5 for having inefficient brakes, when he was convicted of these charges in Gosford Court.
He was Gregory George Creamer, of Belmont, who drove a ‘Daily Mirror‘ delivery truck.
An offence of speeding was found proven, but Creamer was discharged. The plea in all cases was not guilty.
Constable James Edward Loomes ( 21 Division ) told the court he saw a truck being driven around a bend in the Pacific Highway, Lisarow, at speed and on the wrong side of the road. The constable, riding a police motor cycle outfit, had to swing the bike between two white guide posts to avoid a serious accident.
The truck continued on the wrong side of the road, and missed the cycle by only two feet, said the constable. He had chased it, and had been unable to catch it for four miles, both vehicles travelling at a speed of 50 mph through Ourimbah.
Constable Edward Simmons, ( 21 Division ) gave similar evidence.
He said he had tried out the truck’s hydraulic brakes, and had to push the pedal to the floor several times before they would work.
Const. Cecil Cutler ( 21 Division ) said he saw the truck speeding through Ourimbah at an estimated speed of 45 mph.
Creamer said he was travelling at about 35 mph with ‘Daily Mirror’ newspapers when, as he started to cut the corner, he saw the motor cycle from 100 to 150ft ahead. He had put his foot on the accelerator and pulled over to his left, so he came on to the correct side of the road.
The motor cycle had plenty of room to stay on the bitumin, said Creamer.
He had not known he was being followed until he saw police on a motor cycle, in his rear vision mirror.
He had then stopped.
The police had said to him, ” you —- , you nearly killed us.”
His brakes had been in good order, said Creamer. He had said in a statement to the ‘Daily Mirror’ office that Const. Loomes had punched him in the stomach.
Const. Loomes had been very angry, and might not have been able to avoid punching him, however. The constable had no justification for being angry.
Oswald William Dewes, of Valentine, said he checked the truck’s brakes two days before the incident, and the day after. The brakes had been in good working order, but Dewes had heard of hydraulic brakes failing, and being effective the next day.
Mr. C. W. English, SM, said Creamer, driving on the wrong side of the road, caused the motor-cycle to deviate off the bitumin.
Creamer’s evidence had been very inconsistent, said the magistrate. ( Sgt. W. H. Taylor for the prosecution, and Mr. A. D. Hickey for Creamer. )
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.