Brian Maxwell LOOMES

Brian Maxwell LOOMES


Late of Taren Point, NSW    


Husband of May Elaine LOOMES ( R.I.P. 6 June 2023 )


brother of  Jim E. LOOMES, NSWPF # 6126


“other possible” relation in ‘the job’:  Kim ?, Kogarah Police

Is NOT related to Rod P. LOOMES, NSWPF # 18074 ( who was a Police Prosecutor at Bowral )


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  043  


NSW Police Cadet # 0994


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  8279


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy as a Police Cadet on Monday 3 March 1952 ( aged 15 years, 3 months, 23 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Wednesday 9 November 1955 ( aged 19 years, 0 months, 0 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Detective – appointed ? ? ?

Senior Constable – appointed 9 November 1966

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

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 March 1972

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ? 

Inspector – appointed 31 December 1985

Chief Inspector – appointed 3 June 1987


Final Rank: =  Chief Inspector


Stations:  Darlinghurst ( 3 Division )( ProCst )( GDs ), Vaucluse ( traffic cyclist ), Braidwood, ?, Performed 30 years in the Police Prosecutors section, Assistant Staff Officer – Police Prosecuting Branch ( Insp )( c 1986 ), Chief of Staff – Police Prosecuting Branch ( Chief Insp )( c 1987 ), ?, Redfern ( 7 Division )( relieving OIC )( 1990 ), Kings Cross ( 3 Division )( relieving OIC )( 1991 ) – Retirement

  After Retirement:  Marriage Celebrant, Investigation Unit of the NSW Towing Authority,

Service: From 3 March 1952    to  9 July 1992  40 years, 4 months, 6 days  Service


Retirement / Leaving age: = 55 years, 8 months, 0 days

Time in Retirement from Police:  30 years, 6 months, 6 days




Service name:               Royal Australian Army

Service number:          2/743557


Unit Name:                  13 National Service Training Battalion at Ingleburn, NSW ( 3 months ).  2 Division Provost ( Military Police ) Co. at Victoria Barracks, Paddington, NSW ( 2 years – part time )

Date of birth: 

Place of birth:

Date of intake:             26 April 1955

Date of exit:

Total Days:

NS Training: ?

National Service:

Follow Up Training: ?

Basic Training: ?

Next of Kin: ?

Medals: None for display


Police Awards: National Medal – granted 28 May 1990 ( C/Insp )

Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal 


 Born:   Monday 9 November 1936

Died on:  Sunday 15 January 2023

Age: 86 years, 2 months, 6 days

Organ Donor:  No – age prohibitive 


Cause:  Cancer ( type = ? )

Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Wednesday 25 January 2023 @ 11.30am

Funeral location:  St George Motor Boat Club, Wellington St, Sans Souci, NSW



( click here to see Cornona19 Virus Pandemic rules – this will be a limited numbers Funeral )

any Future Wake location??? 

any 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 )


Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?


Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at?

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( January 2023 )



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





May they forever Rest In Peace




Australian Police YouTube Channel


May Elaine LOOMES death notice


Updated 17 July 2023.

May May and Brian Forever Rest In Peace.



from his FB page:

Your friendly relaxed Civil Funeral Celebrant.

Brian was a Civil Marriage Celebrant for 25 years and is a Justice of the Peace.

I have retired as a Marriage Celebrant, however I am continuing to conduct Funeral Ceremonies and consider myself to be a full time professional celebrant.

As a funeral celebrant I have officiated at funeral and memorial services for many years.

I like to call these “Life Centred Ceremonies” as the whole service including the eulogy must recognize, pay tribute to and celebrate the life of the deceased.

The service should offer comfort, support and a sense of comfort to those who are mourning the loss of someone who was special to them.

I can provide assistance with preparing the service, the eulogy and advice regarding funeral arrangements.

Brian can help you through all aspects and enjoys helping people and prides himself on paying special attention to detail at all times to create a personal ceremony that reflects the feelings, beliefs and personality of the deceased with a totally professional relaxed manner.

please feel free to contact Brian for more information. View the the many thank you messages from satisfied families


Cadet ID: 994
Association ID: 70
On the 3 March, 1952 Brian commenced employment as a Police Cadet No.994 and this was the start of a long and distinguished career spanning 40 years with the NSW Police Force until his retirement at the age of 55 on 9 July, 1992.

Whilst training as a Police Cadet he became a competent shorthand writer (120 wpm), an efficient touch typist  (40 wpm), and a certified police rider of police motor cycle outfits (Harley Davidson and Indian models).  He obtained the Bronze Medallion and Award of Merit for lifesaving from the Australian Life Saving Society and his First Aid Certificate from the St John Ambulance Service.

At the age of l8 years he entered compulsory National Service Training with the Royal Australian Army.  Commenced on 26 April, 1955 attached to 13 National Service Training Battalion at Ingleburn for a period of 3 months and later for 2 years part time service with the 2 Div Provost (Military Police) Co., at Victoria Barracks, Paddington.   Service No. was 2/743557.

At the age of  l9 years, Brian was sworn in and attested as a probationary constable No. 8279 and stationed at Darlinghurst Police Station. He had 4 years on general duties at Darlinghurst, Vaucluse (traffic cyclist) and Braidwood.

The majority of his service was as a police prosecutor, with an intervening period of 8 years at the Metropolitan Superintendent’s Office as a Personal Assistant.  One of the many duties there was the recruitment and selection of police personnel for duty on the Island of Cyprus with the United Nations Peace Keeping Forces.

As a police prosecutor he dealt with many serious and complex matters ranging from the most simple traffic case to murder and conspiracy and drug related matters.

Brian was promoted through the ranks and received his commission on 31 December, 1985 and was later promoted to Chief Inspector in June, 1987.

In 1990  and 1991 he relieved as OIC of Redfern and Kings Cross Police Stations

On 9 July, 1991 he retired as Commander of the Legal Services Branch , South Region.

Brian was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the National Medal

Since retirement and for the past 13 years he has been actively engaged in the performance of Marriage and Funeral Ceremonies as an Authorised and Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant.  This is a very enjoyable and satisfying occupation.

Ex-Police Cadets Association of NSW, Inc.


Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 15 November 1996 (No.131), page 7560


THE Department Heads of the respective Departments listed below have accepted the following resignations from the Public Service, pursuant to the Public Sector Management Act 1988 and the last day of service being indicated within brackets:

Department of Transport

Brian Maxwell LOOMES, Chief Enforcement and Compliance Officer [ 26 July 1995 ].




Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 19 June 1987 (No.104), page 2994


Commissioned Officer Appointments

HIS Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:

Chief Inspector in Charge, No. 3 Division (Darlinghurst) Inspector Robert William Stafford, date of entry on duty.

Chief Inspector, Chief of Staff, Police Prosecuting Branch Inspector Brian Maxwell Loomes. date of entry on duty.


(8612) Minister for Police and Emergency Services.




Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 – 2001),

Friday 10 January 1986 (No.8), page 95


Commissioned Officer Appointments

HIS Excellency the Governor with the advice of the Executive Council, has approved of the undermentioned Commissioned Officer appointments, effective from the dates indicated:

Appointment to Chief Superintendent, Newcastle District Superintendent Lloyd Noonan, date of entry on duty.

Appointment to Inspector, Officer-in-Charge, Juvenile Services Bureau — Criminal Investigation Branch.

Detective Sergeant First Class Brian William Rope, date of entry on duty.

Appointment to Inspector, Assistant Staff Officer — Police Prosecuting Branch.

Sergeant First Class Brian Maxwell Loomes, date of entry on duty.


(8106) Minister for Police and Emergency Services.



Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Friday 1 May 1981, page 6

Man on harbouring charge

SYDNEY: A South Australian man, described by police as a male prostitute, appeared in Sydney’s Central Court of Petty Sessions yesterday, charged with having harboured a prison escaper, Mr Raymond John Denning.

Mr Margarete Ngatai, 31, unemployed, of Para Hills, South Australia, appeared before Mr Henry, SM, wearing a maroon dress, red high-heel shoes and a bright-red-satin jacket.

He is charged with having knowingly harboured Mr Denning, an escaped prisoner, between April 6 and 21 at Nelson Bay and in Sydney.

Sergeant Brian Loomes, prosecuting, said that Mr Ngatai had accompanied Mr Denning to South Australia where they had lived together for three weeks. They had later returned to NSW.

Mr Ngatai had then returned to South Australia where he had been arrested last Wednesday. He was extradited yesterday to NSW.

Mr J. Bettons, for Mr Ngatai, said he had been told by Mr Ngatai that he had contacted police when he had discovered that the person he was living with was Mr Denning.

Mr Henry refused bail and adjourned the matter for mention to May 8.

Mr Denning is still at large.



Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Thursday 12 March 1981, page 8

Lotto copy swallowed, say police

SYDNEY: A man who falsely claimed for a Lotto win of $1.25 million, had swallowed the evidence – a carbon copy of the coupon – police alleged in Sydney Central Court of Petty Sessions yesterday.

Mr Rayson Light, 37, clerk, of East Sydney, was charged with having attempted to obtain $1.25 million on December 17, 1980, by having pretended he had submitted a valid winning Lotto entry.

He was also charged with having forged a Lotto coupon with intent to defraud, at Darlinghurst, on December 15 and with having uttered a forged coupon on December 17.

He was charged yesterday at Chatswood with having uttered a forged coupon. No pleas were entered.

Sergeant Brian Loomes, prosecuting, alleged that while being interviewed by detectives at Chatswood yesterday morning, Mr Light had stolen and then swallowed a carbon copy of the Lotto coupon relating to his false claim.

Mr G. Penny, for Mr Light, said the matter was still the subject of litigation in the Supreme Court.

He said his client had been born in Canton, China, and had come to Australia in 1975.

Mr R. Henry, SM, allowed him conditional bail.



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.



23 Jan 2023

Updated 17 July 2023 re death of May LOOMES.