Kenneth Ronald WARK

Kenneth Ronald WARK  APM


Late of Hervey Bay, Qld  

Husband to Valerie Phyllis WARK 


NSW Police Training College – Penrith  Class #  021 – 

NSW Police Cadet # 661

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  6226


Service:  From 2 June 1947   to   6 April 1988  =  40 years 10 months, 4 days  Service 


Rank:  Commenced Training at Penrith Police Training College, as a  Cadet on Monday 2 June 1947  ( aged 17 years, 11 months, 12 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Thursday 19 August 1948 ( aged 19 years, 1 month, 29 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? 

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 October 1965

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 1 January 1975

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Superintendent – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Superintendent – appointed ? November 1984

Executive Chief Superintendent – appointed 14 November 1984

Assistant Commissioner – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank =  Assistant Commissioner 


Stations?, Ungarie ( 1954 ), ?, Education & Training Command – Principal of the Goulburn Police Academy ( C/Supt ) – Optional Retirement 6 April 1988


Retirement / Leaving age: =  58 years, 9 months, 16 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  33 years, 21 days


Awards:  National Medal – granted 11 December 1985 ( Exec. C/Supt )

Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 26 January 1987 ( Exec. C/Supt )

 Born:  Friday  21 June 1929 

Died on:  Tuesday  27 April 2021

Age:  91 years, 10 months, 6 days 

SenCon WARK carried out a rifle and women's handbag from a house - 1965
SenCon WARK carried out a rifle and women’s handbag from a house – 1965


Kenneth Ronald WARK, Ron WARK - 2011
Ron WARK – 2011


Kenneth Ronald WARK, Ron WARK, Val WARK - 2013
Ron WARK with his wife, Val WARK – 2013


Kenneth Ronald WARK, Ron WARK, Ron WARK celebrating his 89th birthday - 2018
Ron WARK celebrating his 89th birthday – 2018


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Funeral date:  Tuesday  3 May 2021 @ 9.30am

Funeral location:  J. Kirk & Sons Crematorium Chapel, 224 Urraween Road, Hervey Bay, Queensland 

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Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2021 )



 RON is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance * NOT JOB RELATED





May they forever Rest In Peace




Australian Police YouTube Channel 


Sergeant 3/c. K. R. (Ron) Wark – In November 1966,
12 members of the Police Rifle Club travelled to Tasmania to participate in the Annual Dunlop Shield Australian Police Rifle Club Competition, and although they did not win
the event they maintained a high standard of shooting.

In October, 7 members of the Club competed in the 1966 Queen’s Shoot held at the Anzac Rifle Range, Liverpool.

During 1966 the Club entered 2 Grade Teams in the Metropolitan District Rifle Clubs’ Union, which commenced participation in a series of shooting matches against Melbourne, beginning in August, 1966 concluding in June, 1967.

Sergeant 3/c. K. R.(Ron) Wark was one of three of the Police Rifle Club member to be selected from 540 members of the Union for inclusion in a team of 15 to represent Sydney.

From Liverpool Police History 1788 – 2016 by Joe Stanioch.


On the 20 July, 1984, the NSW Police Academy was officially opened in Goulburn by the Minister for Police and Emergency Services the Hon. Peter Anderson (M.P.); Commissioner of Police Cecil Abbott, QPM; and the Principal of the NSW Police Academy, Executive Chief Superintendent Ron Wark. (Although students were in residence from May, 1984).



West Wyalong Advocate (NSW : 1928 – 1954),

Monday 8 March 1954, page 2


An Ungarie man had thrown himself to the ground several times in attempting to resist arrest, the West Wyalong Court of Petty Sessions was told on Friday.

Before the court was James Robert Fitzgerald of Ungarie, who pleaded guilty to two charges.

Fitzgerald was charged with resisting arrest on March 4, last Thursday, and using indecent language within the hearing of persons passing in Ethel Street, Ungarie.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. J. C. Wells, told Mr. W. Finlay S.M. that, at 9.30 p.m last Thursday night, Constable Kenneth Ronald Wark of Ungarie had spoken to Fitzgerald about language used in his home.

Apparently, the language was being used to his wife.

Attempting to arrest him, Fitzgerald had resisted, violently throwing himself to the ground on a number of occasions.

A civilian had to assist the officer and Fitzgerald was carried bodily to the car.

During the struggle, Fitzgerald had torn the constable’s coat at the seam and the coat now had blood and a grass stain on it.

Fitzgerald was last convicted at West Wyalong Court on January 6, 1954, for practically identical offences.

Mr. Finlay was told that Fitzgerald is a fettler by occupation, and he was now on transfer to Griffith.

Fitzgerald was fined £5 on each charge, and ordered to pay 10/- to Constable Wark as compensation for the damage to his clothes.

He was further ordered to enter a good behaviour bond of £30 for a period of two years.



Ron WALK, Goulburn Police Academy
Police Weekly. Vol 21 # 26, 20 July 2009



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.


18 May 2021