Kevin Robert RAUE
Late of Tweed Heads, NSW & Solomon Islands – Vanuatu
NSW Redfern Police Academy Class # 124
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 14290
Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Academy on ? ? ?
Probationary Constable- appointed 14 September 1970
Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Constable 1st Class – appointed 14 September 1979
Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( Yes )
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 21 March 1986
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Appears in the 1988 Stud Book as a Sgt but not the 1989 issue
Final Rank = ?
Stations: ?, Central ( 1 Division ), Special Branch, Leeton Dets, Blacktown Dets, Homicide Squad, National Crime Authority ( NCA ), ?, North West Major Crime – Retirement
Service: From ? ? pre Sept 1970? to 17 January 1989 ( Resignation ) = 18 years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( Det Sgt )
Born: Wednesday 11 July 1951
Died on: Thursday 4 June 2020
Age: 68 years, 10 months & 24 days
Event location: ?
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Funeral date: Tuesday 16 June 2020 @ 1pm
Funeral location: Tweed Heads Memorial Gardens and Crematorium, 176 Kirkwood Road Tweed Heads NSW
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 20 – 50 persons at a Funeral due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this will be a Private Funeral )
Funeral Live Streaming: https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=159172777362792
Future Wake location: ??? TBA
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 50 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 )
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Buried at: ?
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( May 2020 )
KEVIN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance *NEED MORE INFO
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Kevin Raue comes from an extensive policing background having served as an operational police officer, specialising in criminal investigations, in Australia and Papua New Guinea over a 25-year period.
Mr. RAUE is currently the Deputy Team Leader, Justice and Corrections Coordinator, with the Solomon Islands Justice Program (SIJP), coordinating Development Programs in the justice sector in the Solomon Islands for the GoA through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
He has been involved in international development program management throughout the Pacific and Asia since 1996 specialising in Police development, Correctional Centre management and justice administration.
Prior to that he was a serving Police Officer in Australia and Papua New Guinea, completing his formal policing career in 1995 as the Deputy Director/Manager Investigations of the Australian Government’s Organised Crime agency, the National Crime Authority (NCA) now known as the Australian Crime Commission (ACC).
•Project Management, Leadership and coordination of Police and Law and Justice (capacity building) development programs (Pacific/Asia)
•Community Safety programs
•Public Sector reform/Governance
•Technical advising/coaching/mentoring Police, Corrections and Justice sector professionals
On this coming Tuesday 16th of June a police legend, a great Australian, Kevin Robert Raue, will be laid to rest in his hometown of Tweed Heads. Kevin passed away suddenly on Thursday 4th of June. Kevin was 68.
A dedicated, brilliant and decorated police officer he was one of the homicide detectives involved in the Anita Cobby case and led the investigation into the Janine Balding murder in 1988. A stellar 25 year career with NSW police followed by a successful career in Commonwealth law enforcement.
Kevin also made a huge contribution to policing and justice and corrections administration in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and throughout Asia and is held in the highest of regards in all jurisdictions where he had input.
A humble and decent man Kevin was a credit to the New South Wales and Commonwealth policing tradition. A true altruist and human rights advocate who put the safety of the community as his highest priority. He represented everything that was and is good about our police force.
Due to covid-19 restrictions there will be a limit of 50 at Kevin’s funeral, a fraction of those who would have liked to attend and pay their respects. His funeral however will be live streamed starting at 12:55 p.m. this Tuesday.
( See link above )
Rest in peace Kevin
“Thank you for your service”
(Kevin is third third from left)
Excerpt from Police Heritage story p327
Anita Cobby’s movements were re-enacted the week after her murder, with Constable Debbie Wallace, Blacktown Police, playing the part of Anita Cobby in the re-enactment.
For the re-enactment, Debbie Wallace dressed in similar clothing to what Anita Cobby was wearing when Anita was murdered. Detective Senior Constable Kevin Raue of the Homicide Squad had asked Debbie Wallace to play the part of Anita and the reenactment was widely covered by the media. Debbie Wallace was designated a detective in 1989, and became a Detective Chief Inspector at Cabramatta Police. Some of the other police working on the Anita Cobby murder case were, Detective Sergeant Ian Kennedy,
Detective Sergeant Graham Rosetta, Senior Constable Hugh Dundas, Detective Senior Constable Phil Gaspert, Detective Constable 1
Class Garry Heskett, Paul Davies and Tony Cassimatis. The ranks of Davies and Cassimatis at the time are unknown to me.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),
Wednesday 6 May 1987, page 8
Cobby defendant bashed, says QC
SYDNEY: A NSW Homicide Squad detective denied in court yesterday that he had extracted a false confession from a defendant in the Mrs Anita Cobby trial by having him repeatedly assaulted.
Mr Bill Hosking, QC, for Mr Michael Murphy, alleged that Detective-Sergeant Kevin Raue and Detective-Sergeant Ian Kennedy had conspired to fabricate his client’s statement and had had him bashed to secure his signature during questioning at Blacktown Police Station on February 26 last year.
Brothers Mr Leslie, 23, Mr Gary, 29, and Mr Michael Murphy, 34, and Mr Michael Murdoch, 19, are charged with the kidnap, abduction, sexual assault and murder of 26-year-old Sydney nurse Mrs Cobby on February 2 last year.
Mr Hosking said Sergeant Raue‘s statement of Mr Michael Murphy’s alleged confession was exactly the same as that prepared by Sergeant Kennedy, who headed the investigation into Mrs Cobby’s death. This was despite having prepared it last May 30, almost four months after the event.
Sergeant Raue said he had had access to Sergeant Kennedy‘s statement in preparing his own, but denied copying it. He said his and Sergeant Kennedy‘s statements appeared similar because they were from the same notes.
Mr Hosking alleged that the two detectives had collaborated in preparing the statement after a challenge to police evidence at the Glebe Coroner’s Court inquest last year.
“You made sure that the conversations tallied word for word,” he said. “You could not produce a version the same as Kennedy‘s without putting your heads together.”
Mr Hosking added, “Let me put this to you. You and Detective Kennedy conspired to produce a fabricated interview and secured a signature on it by having Michael Murphy assaulted repeatedly.”
Sergeant Raue denied the allegation. Earlier, he denied allegations by Mr Brad Mulligan, for Mr Leslie Murphy, that his client had been assaulted by detectives during questioning at Blacktown Police Station after he was picked up last February 24.
Sergeant Raue said Mr Murphy did not appear shaken or unsettled during about six hours of questioning.
Mr Mulligan said two other police officers had entered the interview room when Mr Murphy was alone and slapped him across the face.
The detective said Mr Murphy did not seem upset after he had been left alone briefly and he would be surprised if the alleged incident happened.
3 August 2007 – Daily Telegraph
A Former NSW MP is being sued by two retired policeman involved in the investigation into the murder of Sydney woman Janine Balding.
Kevin Raue and John Carroll have launched defamation action against former Upper House member Peter Breen over references in a book about the 1988 killings that he self-published. Three men are serving life for the murder.
Love is in the air ...
Former NSW Upper House MP Peter Breen has been a busy boy since he was forced to resign from the Labor Party last year after stating his “love” for rapist and murderer Stephen “Shorty” Jamieson.
In July Dossier reported that two former detectives were suing the self-described “passionate” legal reformer over his 2006 book, Life As A Sentence. The True Story of the Janine Balding Murder.
John Carroll and Kevin Raue are claiming aggravated damages on several grounds, including Breen’s motivation for publication: “his love for Stephen Jamieson”.
Breen believes Jamieson and another person “B”, who was a juvenile at the time, were wrongly convicted of Balding’s rape and murder.
In his book, Breen comments on remarks by a radio talkback caller, who says “it sounds like I love B”.
Now Breen is suing Nationwide News over several articles published in The Daily Telegraph and one in The Weekend Australian.
He’s pleading the following meanings:
(a) He is unfit to be a member of parliament because he is romantically in love with two vicious murderers.
(b) He holds a perverse attraction to two vicious murderers.
(c) He disgraced himself as a member of parliament by declaring his love for two convicted rapists and murderers.
(d) He holds a perverse attraction towards two convicted rapists and murderers.
(e) In declaring his romantic love for two convicted rapists and murderers, he is ridiculous as a member of parliament.
(f) As a member of parliament he engaged in disturbing conduct by declaring his romantic love for two violent sexual offenders.
(g) He holds a perverse attraction towards two violent sexual offenders.
(h) He is romantically in love with at least two murderers.
(i) He is an idiot.
(j) He lied to a reporter when he said that he had been admitted to St Vincent’s hospital.
On October 4, NSW District Court judge Judith Gibson refused an application by Breen’s barrister Bruce McClintock SC to strike out Nationwide’s defence of comment.
Gibson found that while there were inaccuracies and omissions in the articles, there were sufficient facts (complete and undistorted) to justify the comment defence being pleaded.
She gave Nationwide two weeks to replead the particulars of fact, setting out those that are relied upon for each imputation.
Reporter: Y.C. Kux