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Trevor James SWIFT


Trevor James SWIFT

AKA  Trevor SWIFT, Swifty 

Late of 


NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern –  Class #  076 or 077 


New South Wales Police Force


Regd. #  9162  


Service:  From ? ? 1958   to   15 February 1993  =  35 years Service 


RankCommenced Training at Redfern Police Academy Police on Monday ? ? 1958

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 17 November 1958

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

Constable 1st Class – appointed 17 November 1964 

Detective – appointed ? ? ? ( YES )

Senior Constable – appointed 26 November 1968  

Leading Senior Constable – appointed ( N/A )

Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 1 April 1974

Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?

Sergeant 1st Class – appointed 29 December 1983

Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 

Chief Inspector – appointed ? ? ? 


Final Rank =  Detective Inspector 


Stations?, Internal Affairs ( pre May 1986 – Retirement – 15 February 1993 )


Retirement / Leaving age: = 54 years, 11 months, 30 days

Time in Retirement from Police: 28 years, 9 months, 28 days 


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

1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 15 May 1986 ( Det Sgt 1/c )



 Born:  Wednesday 16 February 1938

Died on:  Monday 13 December 2021

Age:  83 years, 9 months, 27 days



Event location:   ?

Event date ?


Funeral date:  Friday 17 December 2021 @ 12.15pm

Funeral location:  Palm Chapel, Macquarie Park Crematorium, Plassey Rd, North Ryde, NSW

( Private Funeral due to Covid19 Restrictions )


Wake locationMonash Golf Club

Funeral Parlour: ?

Buried at: ?

Trevor James SWIFT, Trevor SWIFT, SWIFTY

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?

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



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





May they forever Rest In Peace 

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Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Saturday 6 June 1964, page 12

Crocodile Routs Two Constables

SYDNEY, Friday. – A police skin-diver carrying out routine exercises at Manly Reservoir yesterday left the water hurriedly after coming face to face with a five-foot long crocodile.

The discovery was made by Constable B. Parker while he was checking the reservoir with Constable T. Swift.

Constable Swift entered the water to check Constable Parker‘s claim and also encountered the crocodile. He too left the water without delay.

Sir Edward Hallstrom, President of the Taronga Park Trust, said the reptile was probably of the Johnstone River variety. These crocodiles had been known to attack men.

The Mayor of Manly, Alderman W. R. Nichols, has arranged for a party of police skin-divers, armed with spear guns, to hunt the crocodile tomorrow morning. He said several small crocodiles had been found in dams and watercourses.

Many pet shop owners who sell crocodiles have blamed owners for throwing their pets into dams and other fresh water reservoirs after the novelty of owning a crocodile had worn off.


Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 – 1995),

Friday 31 December 1982, page 4


Two attempted-murder charges

SYDNEY: Two men charged with the attempted murder of two policemen had been arrested when they went to a police station to report a stolen car, Sydney’s Waverley court was told yesterday.

Before magistrate Mr Henry were Mr Brent Richard Peters, 23, salesman, of Dover Heights, and Mr Michael Richard Carragher, 30, unemployed, of Bondi. Both were charged with attempting to feloniously and maliciously murder Detectives Trevor James Swift and John Charles Nagle.

Mr Carragher faced an additional charge of harbouring Mr Peters, knowing him to have committed an offence.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Jay Corr, told the court police had positioned themselves at Nielsen Park in the eastern suburbs after receiving information about a car in the area.

The man driving the car had been described as looking like a sumo wrestler with very short hair, he said.

It was believed certain drug deals were taking place in the area, he said.

Sergeant Corr said police had approached a car and called out, “Police. Stop the car.”

Detectives Swift, Nagle and Edwards had been standing in front of the car when he said Mr Peters had accelerated, forcing detectives Swift and Nagle to jump out of the way. Police had fired at the vehicle but it had continued to drive, in a zig-zag fashion.

Sergeant Corr said Mr Peters and Mr Carragher had been arrested at Waverley Police station at 12.10am when they had gone to report a stolen car.

Mr Gould, appearing for the accused, said his clients denied the allegations and had gone to the police station to report being shot at by unknown persons.

He said Mr Peters and Mr Carragher alleged the officers had not identified themselves at the park.

Opposing bail, Sergeant Corr said Mr Peters was on bail on another attempted murder charge and had been charged a number of times on criminal offences involving possession of firearms and on drug matters.

He said Mr Carragher was not known to have a record. He was a native of New Zealand and did not have ties in this country.

Mr Henry refused bail for Mr Peters and granted Mr Carragher $3,000 conditional bail. No formal pleas were entered.


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.


16 December 2021




3 thoughts on “Trevor James SWIFT

  • What a terrific bloke. Trevor helped me immensely when I worked with him back in the early 1970s at Central. I am proud to have known you as a friend & colleague.

  • Ken Jurotte

    Worked with Swifty at IA. Lovely bloke. He told me the crocodile story but I was a bit suspicious that it was a furfy. RIP Trevor.

  • Mark Messenger

    Great bloke and good boss Swifty, Rest In Peace mate we will miss your smiling face.


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