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Terence Earle LESTER


Terence Earle LESTER

New South Wales Police Force

Redfern Police Training Academy – Class 87A

Regd. # 10049


Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 29 May 1961 ( aged 19 years, 6 months, 29 days )

Probationary Constable – appointed Monday 3 July 1961 ( aged 19 years, 8 months, 3 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 1 April 1967

Senior Constable – appointed 1 April 1971

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 15 November 1977

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 30 July 1984

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 2 May 1986

Inspector – appointed ? ? ?

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ?


Final Rank:  Chief Inspector – retired



?, Clarence St Sydney ( 1 Division )( ProCst ), ?, South Coast District ( 1967 ), Remington Building – Senior Courses, Academy ( 1980’s ), HWP, North Region Traffic co-ordinator


Service:  From  29 May 1961  to  ? ? ? = ? years Service


Awards:  National medal – granted 11 December 1980 ( Sgt )

1st Clasp to National medal – granted 8 June 1988 ( SenSgt )

2nd Clasp to National medal – granted 28 August 1997 ( SenSgt )


Born:  Thursday  30 October 1941

Died on:  Thursday  25 June 2015


Age:  73 years, 7 months, 26 days


Funeral date:  Wednesday  1 July 2015 @ 2pm

Funeral location:  Narara Valley Baptist Church, 149 Narara Valley Drive, NARARA, NSW

Buried at?

Terry LESTER, Terence Earl LESTER, Terence LESTER


Terry Lester (left) and Dallas Tidyman (right) at the Goulburn PDTS late 1991 or early 1992. Dallas killed whilst instructing on a HWP motorcycle course at Boorowa, NSW. RIP two good friends.
Terry Lester (left) and Dallas Tidyman (right) at the Goulburn PDTS ( Police Driver Training Section ) late 1991 or early 1992. Dallas killed whilst instructing on a HWP motorcycle course at Boorowa, NSW. RIP two good friends.


More guys from class 87A 29 May, 1961: Harvey Juergens 10018, Doug Philp 10041, Les Wyatt 10039, Peter (Bob) Drooger 10019, Mike Stephens 10026, Ian McPHEE 10009, Terry Lester 10049.
More guys from class 87A 29 May, 1961: Harvey Juergens 10018, Doug Philp 10041, Les Wyatt 10039, Peter (Bob) Drooger 10019, Mike Stephens 10026, Ian McPHEE 10009, Terry Lester 10049.


Terry Lester


Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( February 2021 )


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

 Funeral location

LESTER, Terry.
30.10.41 – 25.6.15.

Beloved husband of Marilyn,

loved father of Kristie and Lara,

proud father in law of Warwick and Graeme, and

cherished Grandfather of William, Joseph, Kate, Molly and Emma.

Celebration Service to held at Narara Valley Baptist Church, Narara at 2pm Wednesday (1 July 2015).

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on June 27, 2015

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Staysafe Committee Report 01 October 1996 – Inquiry into General Urban Speed Limit of NSW

Staysafe_40 involving Terence LESTER



Olympics chiefs consult with activists


The World Today Archive – Wednesday, 1 December , 1999  00:00:00

Reporter: Rafael Epstein

COMPERE: Already, the organisers in Sydney are studying today’s events at the World Trade Organisation protests in Seattle. The organisers concede it would be possible for demonstrators to disrupt access to Olympic venues next year. However Superintendent Terry Lester from Olympic security command says alternative routes have already been planned. And Superintendent Lester has been telling Raphael Epstein police are already consulting with political and activist groups liaising so there’s advance notice of demonstrations.

TERRY LESTER: Well, during Games time we obviously plan for these sort of incidents happening – not only demonstrations, but also car crashes and other incidents that may block the Olympic lanes or the CBD or other areas where a lot of people are trying to get to and from Olympic venues. Now, the way we do this is we’ve got the Olympic routes already planned out. As secondary to those, we’ve got another lot of Olympic routes where, if the first one becomes blocked, we use the alternate. We’re also trying to get people to speak to us before they demonstrate so that they can get their message across. It’s important for them to get their message across to the media, to the rest of the world, if you like, and it’s important that they do have their say.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: But Sydney’s already a, should we say, difficult city, traffic-wise and transport-wise. It would potentially be quite easy for them to block off the major roads leading to Olympic sites, wouldn’t it, with a couple of thousand demonstrators.

TERRY LESTER: Oh yes. And we recognise what’s happening in Seattle at the moment as to these limited number of demonstrators and effectively slowing up a major event. But working with ORTA and the RTA and the local councils, we’re trying to say to these people ‘you’ve got the right to demonstrate, we recognise that, but we’ve also got to keep the Games going at the same time’. So we’re trying to provide an alternative system, if you like, so that if one – one system does become blocked up, the alternative is there and it’s readily available to us.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: So if a group of demonstrators then is uncooperative, you’re going to have to rely on those back-up routes to get people into venues.

TERRY LESTER: Yes, that’s correct.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: How far advanced are preparations for those alternative routes?

TERRY LESTER: Oh, very much advanced. We’ve already, with ORTA, released to the public the Olympic routes where people are going – major routes which are travelling to and from the various venues around the city. There’s 11 of those. And we’ve already got secondary routes already planned out and identified – which ones – the ones that we are going to use.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: Would you need special powers at all to, I guess, disperse demonstrators if they are causing a real problem, if they do manage to block off all of the routes into a venue?

TERRY LESTER: No. We can use the current legislation that we already have for people causing an unreasonable obstruction – things like that, you know. And how we clear up demonstrations now is the way which we’ll do it during the Games.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: What do you think of the fact that tear-gas was used in Seattle this morning on the demonstrators?

TERRY LESTER: Oh, I’d rather not comment on that. I wasn’t even aware of that problem in the first place, you know. And how people police in Seattle may be totally different to the way we police here.

RAPHAEL EPSTEIN: Do you know if tear-gas has ever been used on demonstrators in Australia?

TERRY LESTER: No, I’m not aware of that. Obviously we’ve got the capsicum sprays which come out. But that’s in a reasonable life-threatening situation where enabled to use that.

You know, Australian society – the Olympic Games, you know, are melding well together. And what we’re trying to do here – it’s a friendly, open sort of a Games. But I don’t think we’re going to have serious-type demonstrations like they’re having in Seattle or with the MUA.

COMPERE: Superintendent Terry Lester is with the Olympic Security Command. He was speaking with Raphael Epstein.

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