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Leonard George TOPPING

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Leonard George TOPPING  APM

AKA  Lenny TOPPING, Len TOPPING     

* Nickname: 

Formerly of Tahmoor, Late of   ? 

 

Relations in ‘the job’:

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class # ” Possibly ” started with Class 081 and ” Possibly ” finished with Class  089

 

NSW Police Cadet #  1542

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  10210

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 2 November 1959 ( aged 16 years, 9 months, 1 day )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 1 January 1962 ( aged 18 years, 11 months, 0 days )( May have received early promotion due to exam results )

Constable – appointed 1 January 1963

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( NO )

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ? ? ? ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 2 March 1978

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 13 October 1984

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 6 January 1986

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed 7 May 1986

Superintendent – appointed 14 September 1995

 

Final Rank: =  Superintendent

 

StationsCadet:  20 Division – Police HQ – Records Unit ( 2 November 1959 ),

Waverley ( 10 Division )( Records Clerk )( 11 January 1960 ), 

Rose Bay ( Station Duty )( 26 April 1960 ), 

Central ( 1 Division )( Traffic Duties )( 10 October 1960 ),

Redfern ( 7 Division)( Plain Clothes )( 20 February 1961 – 14 August 1961 ), 

Redfern Police Training Centre ( Academy )( 3 January 1962 ), 

 

Constable:  Waverley ( 10 Division )( GDs )( ProCst )( 13 April 1962 ), 

C.I.B. Duties ( 4 November 1963 ), 

Police Prosecutors ( 2 August 1965 ),

Police HQ ( 20 Division )( 22 December 1967 – 1 December 1978 )( Five different Sections at HQ over that time, including the formation of Police Internal Affairs with Lionel KELLECK – RIP), 

Internal Affairs ( OIC – 1978 ),

Investigator – Internal Affairs Branch ( 13 October 1980 ),

Professional Standards Branch ( name change from Internal Affairs Branch )( November 1985 ),

Appointed Chief Inspector – Senior Investigator – Internal Police Security Unit ( IPSU )( cMay 1986 ),

Internal Affairs ( name changed back from Professional Standards Branch ( 2 March 1989 ),

North West Region Internal Affairs Commander ( 16 August 1993 ),

Staff Officer – Operations – Professional Responsibility ( Supt )( 14 Sept 1995 ), 

Fairfield ( 34 Division )( 12 July 1997 )( Commander ) – Retirement 1 February 1998

  

Time employed with NSW Police:  From: 2 November 1959  to  1 February 1998 = 38 years, 2 months, 30 days

Service: From   ? ? ?     to     ? ? ?  ? years,  Service

 

 

Retirement / Leaving age: =  55 years, 0 months, 0 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  25 years, 10 months, 3 days

 

Awards:  National Medal – granted 6 November 1980 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 2 November 1988 ( C/Insp )

Commendation for Brave Conductgranted 9 September 1992 ( C/Insp ) ( Rescue from house fire at Yennora in 1991 )

Australian Police Medal ( APM ) – granted 11 June 1996 ( Supt )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 8 March 1997 ( Supt )

Commissioners Commendation – bestowed on 27 November 1981 –  for Service

Commissioners Commendation – bestowed on 22 January 1991 – for Courage in relation to the 1991 Yennora incident

 

Lenny TOPPING Leonard George TOPPING Leonard TOPPING Len TOPPING

 Born:   Monday 1 February 1943

Died on:  Monday 4 December 2023

Age:  80 years, 10 months, 3 days

Organ Donor:  No – Age restrictive 

 

Cause?

Event location:   ?

Event / Diagnosis date ?

 

Funeral date:  Friday 15 December 2023 @ 10am

Funeral location: Tea Gardens Baptist Church, 115 Myall St, Tea Gardens, NSW

All friends are welcome to attend

Port Stephens-Hunter PAC will provide a Guard of Honour at the service

 

 

Wake location???

Wake date???

 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

 

Buried at?

Grave LocationSection:          Row?         Plot?

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Conference Room of Internal Affairs, Police HQ, Parramatta, NSW is named the Supt. Len Topping Retired Room

by Assistant Commissioner Joe CASSAR ( December 2023 )

 

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


 

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal


 

May they forever Rest In Peace

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AustralianPolice.com.au/ 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NSWFallenPolice/ 

Australian Police YouTube Channel


 

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette – Wednesday 9 September 1992

 


 

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Lenny TOPPING Leonard George TOPPING Leonard TOPPING Len TOPPING
Photo taken in 2013

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* Story behind any Nickname:


 

Condolences to Lenny’s wife – Lorraine and family.

 


 

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.

**********

 

Cal
7 December 2023


 

 

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