Peter Bjarne JOHANSEN
Late of Medlow Bath
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 8945
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 3 March 1958
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 March 1974
Chief Inspector – appointed 28 August 1985
Stations: ?, 21 Division Special Squad ( pre 1961 ), Picton GD’s ( 1961 – 1968 ), Griffith ( 1960’s ), Wallsend ( C/Insp – OIC – 1980’s ) ), Northern Region Operational Support ( 1990’s ),
Service: From ? ? pre March 1958 to 27 May 1994 = 36+ years Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 22 August 1980
1st Claps to National Medal – granted 3 September 1985
2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 May 1994
Born: 27 November 1938
Died on: Saturday 18 March 2017
Event location: ?
Event date: Saturday 18 March 2017
Funeral date: Friday 24 March 2017 @ 11am
Funeral location: St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 168 Hawkesbury Rd, Springwood
Buried at: ?
Memorial located at: ?
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Late of Medlow Bath.
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Mar. 21, 2017 – See more at: http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?pid=184584852#sthash.rMPgNE3v.dpuf
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Sunday 21 October 1990, page 2
Police to blitz speeders
SYDNEY: Police will launch a second special Night Car patrol on the Pacific Highway for one week from today in a bid to prevent accidents on Australia’s notorious road.
The special patrol coincides with the first anniversary of the Sunliner coach crash at Cowper, near Grafton, in which 22 people died.
In a statement issued in Sydney, Chief Inspector Peter Johansen, of Northern Region headquarters, said increased patrols were to continue for the remainder of the year, as statistics gathered over several years had revealed an increase in serious crashes in the September December quarter.
The patrol would be on the road between 8.30pm and 4am, covering the area from Hexham, near Newcastle, to the Queensland border.
It would complement routine traffic police operations based in all major towns along the route. Chief Inspector Johansen said the Night Car patrols were necessary to maintain a constant high profile for police.
The first Night Car operation earlier this year travelled more than 3000km and booked 55 vehicles for exceeding the speed limit. This included 18 coaches, and two heavy vehicles were found travelling at 96 and 110km/h in a 60km/h zone near Coffs Harbour.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Wednesday 6 June 1990, page 16
Random patrols to cut toll
SYDNEY: The number of fatal accidents on the Pacific Highway at Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast has forced police to increase patrols and start community-awareness programs, a police spokesman said yesterday.
Since January, 27 people had been killed in 20 accidents in the area, compared with 18 deaths in the same period last year, operations support commander Chief Inspector Peter Johansen said in a statement.
He said a traffic policing system had been adopted from Tasmania using a computer to select random patrol points along the Pacific Highway.
“It has the potential to reduce the accident rate by up to 50 per cent,” he said.
Chief Inspector Johansen said the system aimed to undermine the security of drivers who thought they knew the “favourite radar spots”.
There will be a six-month trial of the new patrolling system by Port Macquarie police and if successful it could be extended to other areas.
Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995), Wednesday 17 January 1990, page 3
Tough CB laws sought
SYDNEY: Tougher CB radio laws and increased police patrols were foreshadowed yesterday as a means of cutting the number of fatalities on NSW’s notorious Pacific Highway.
Senior police have recommended stiffer penalties for truck drivers who use CB radios to warn colleagues of police patrols on the state’s roads.
North region commander Chief Inspector Peter Johansen said many truck drivers were using the CBs to undermine police operations, particularly those involving marked car’s.
“I imagine the trucking industry has a code of ethics, but I don’t think it’s ethical when they divulge the position of marked cars to other drivers,” Inspector Johansen said.
“I would like to see-heavier fines for the illegal use of CB radios.”
Inspector Johansen said existing resources would be re-examined with a view to assigning more officers to the Lismore and Port Macquarie districts to boost patrols on the Pacific Highway.
Northern NSW was the scene of two recent crashes involving tourist coaches which claimed more than 50 lives.