- Over 27 years of service
- Associate Diploma of Criminal Justice, Charles Sturt University
- Certificate of Police Supervision, Campbelltown TAFE
- Diploma Police Management, Macquarie University
- Undergraduate of Law, Sydney University
Assistant Commissioner Morris West joined the NSW Police in 1975, serving in the metropolitan area until 1981 when he accepted a posting at Camden. After working at Picton as lock up keeper and Campbelltown as shift supervisor, the then Snr Sgt West moved to Bourke as a patrol tactician in 1992.
He also relieved as patrol commander at Bourke and Walgett.
Returning to Sydney in 1995, Snr Sgt West worked as the patrol tactician at City of Sydney. He was appointed Gladesville local area commander in 1997 and took up the reins at Campsie LAC in 1998. He was appointed acting Endeavour Region Command in 2000 and South Eastern Region Commander in late 2001.
Assistant Commissioner West received the First Clasp to the National Medal in 2001.