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Peter Bjarne JOHANSEN


Peter Bjarne JOHANSEN

aka  Barney

Late of  Medlow Bath

Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy with Class # 054

New South Wales Police Force

Regd. #  8945

Rank:  Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 20 January 1958 ( aged 19 years, 1 month, 24 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed 3 March 1958 ( aged 19 years, 3 months, 4 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 3 March 1964

Senior Constable – appointed 1 July 1968 * (3 mths Seniority lost)

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 March 1974

Chief Inspector – appointed 28 August 1985


Final Rank?


Stations: ?,  21 Division Special Squad ( pre 1961 ), Picton GD’s ( 1961 – 1968 ),

Griffith ( 1960’s ), Bowral ( 1972 – 1974 ), Griffith ( 1975 – 1982 ),

Wallsend ( C/Insp – OIC – 1980’s ), Northern Region Operational Support ( 1990’s ),


ServiceFrom 20 January 1958  to  27 May 1994 = 36 years, 4 months, 7 days Service

Age at Retirement:  55 years, 6 months, 0 days

Time in Retirement:  22 years, 9 months, 19 days


Awards:  National Medal – granted 22 August 1980 ( Sgt 3/c )

1st Claps to National Medal – granted 3 September 1985 ( Sgt 1/c )

2nd Clasp to National Medal – granted 7 May 1994 ( Sgt 1/c )


Born:  Sunday  27 November 1938

Died on:  Saturday  18 March 2017

Age:  78 years, 3 months, 19 days

Cause:  Dementia

Event location:  Catholic Healthcare Bodington, Wentworth Falls

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:  Springwood Cemetery, 40 Davesta Rd, Springwood, NSW

Grave locationRoman Catholic, Row M, Plot 9

 Memorial located at?



PETER is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance  *NEED MORE INFO




May they forever Rest In Peace

JOHANSEN, Peter Bjarne.
Passed away peacefully 18th March 2017.
Late of Medlow Bath.
Devoted husband of Deirdre.
Proud father and father-in-law to Thorbjorn & Svetlana, Tim & Melanie and Ashley & Melissa.
Loving grandfather of Morgan, Samual, Mischa, Nikita, Edward and Henry.
Aged 78 years.
Peter’s family and friends are warmly invited to attend his funeral service to be held at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 168 Hawkesbury Road, Springwood on Friday 24th March, commencing at 11:00
In God’s Care.

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Mar. 21, 2017 – See more at:

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.


NSW Government Gazette No. 130 20 September 1985

NSW Government Gazette No. 130 20 September 1985