Warren John REID
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NSW Redfern Police Training Centre – Class # 109
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 12304
Rank: Commenced Training a Redfern Academy on Monday 31 October 1966 ( Aged 22 years & 19 days )
Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 12 December 1966 ( Aged 22 years, 2 months old )
Constable – appointed 12 December 1967
Constable 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Detective – appointed ? ? 1973
Senior Constable – appointed ? ? 1976
Sergeant 3rd Class – appointed 29 June 1984
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed ? ? ?
Sergeant 1st Class – appointed ? ? ?
Final Rank = Detective Sergeant
Stations: Newtown GDs ( 5 Division ) ( 1966 – 69 ), 21 Division ( 19 Nov 1969 – 1 Oct 1970 ), Phillip St – Plain Cloths – CI Duties ( 4 Division )( 2 October 1970 – 3 August 1974 ),
North Sydney – CI Duties ( 6 Division )( 4 August 1974 – 10 September 1977 ), Hornsby – CI Duties ( 16 Division )( 11 September 1977 – 20 May 1978 ), North Sydney – GDs ( 21 May 1978 – 9 May 1981 ),
Central ( 1 Division ) – Licencing ( 10 May 1981 – 3 December 1983 ), Central ( 1 Division ) – CI Duties ( 4 December 1983 – 26 November 1985 ),
Drug Law Enforcement Bureau – Gosford ( DLEB ) ( 27 November 1985 – 19 April 1986 ), Eastwood – CI Duties ( 16 Division )( 20 April 1986 – 11 April 1992 ),
Chatswood – CI Duties ( 12 April 1992 – ? ), Pennant Hills – CI Duties ( ? – 30 June 1997 ),
Gladesville – CI Duties ( 1 July 1997 – 8 October 1988 ) until Retirement
Service: From 31 October 1966 to 8 October 1998 = 31 years, 11 Months & 7 days Service
Awards: National Medal – granted 22 April 1983 ( Det SenCon )
1st Clasp to National Medal – granted 27 August 1992 ( Det Sgt )
National Police Service Medal – granted 29 October 2015 ( Det Sgt )
Born: Thursday 12 October 1944
Died on: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Age: 75 years, 7 months, 15 days old
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Funeral date: Wednesday 3 June 2020 @ 10.15am
Funeral location: North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde, NSW
( Due to current Govt. restrictions of 35 persons at a Funeral ( size of room ) due to the Cornona19 Virus Pandemic – this Funeral is already at capacity )
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Buried at: Cremated
Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at: ?
Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2020 )
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May they forever Rest In Peace
Warren John Reid
Registered Number 12304
Date Joined: 31 October 1966
Retired: 8 October 1998
31 October 1966 – Trainee
12 December 1966 – Probationary Constable
12 December 1967 – Constable
12 December 1971 – Constable First Class
12 December 1976 – Senior Constable
29 June 1984 – Sergeant 3rd Class
31 October 1966 – Metro Police Training College – Trainee
12 December 1966 – Metro No.5 Div (Newtown) – General Duties
19 November 1969 – Metro C.I Branch – No. 21 Squad
02 October 1970 – Metro No. 4 Div (Phillip St) – C.I Duties
04 August 1974 – Metro No. 6 Div (Nth Sydney) – C.I Duties
11 September 1977 – Metro No. 16 Div (Hornsby) – C.I Duties
21 May 1978 – Metro No. 6 Div (Nth Sydney) – General Duties
10 May 1981 – City of Sydney, Central – Licensing
04 December 1983 – City of Sydney, Central – Investigations
27 November 1985 – Drug Law Enforcement Gosford – Investigations
20 April 1986 – Eastwood – Investigations
12 April 1992 – Chatswood – Pennant Hills – Investigations
01 July 1997 – Endeavour Region, Gladesville – Criminal Investigations
8 October 1998 – Medical Retirement
22 April 1983 – awarded the National Service Medal
29 October 2015 – awarded the National Police Service Medal
Detective Sergeant Warren John REID. (Ret’d)
A member of the New South Wales Police Force from
31 October 1966 to 08 October 1998.
Registered Number: 12304.
While this is a sad time for all, today we should take the opportunity to not only grieve for the loss of a friend, colleague, father and grandfather but to also celebrate the wonderful life of Warren John Reid.
Detective Sergeant Warren John Reid served the New South Wales Police Force and the community with outstanding dedication and devotion to duty for 31 years.
Today, we farewell a highly regarded and dedicated officer. Detective Sergeant Warren John Reid sadly passed on 27th May 2020, aged 75 years.
Warren approached life and his career as a police officer with determination, confidence and enthusiasm. He was a policeman through and through, and like many police who take on that role he loved it.
Warren joined the New South Wales Police Force on 31 October 1966. After successfully completing his training at the Police College, he was sworn in as a Probationary Constable. This was an exciting time, being the same year when Robert Menzies retired as Australia’s longest-serving Prime Minister and is succeeded by Harold Holt. Decimalisation; the Australian currency is changed to dollars and cents, with the Australian dollar replacing the Australian pound., Warren was exposed to various facets of policing working at Newtown Police station learning his trade in general duties. A year later, he was confirmed as a Constable and remained at Newtown until 1969
On the 19th November 1969, Warren decided to try his hand in plain clothes and applied for training at No.21 Squad where he undertook Detective training. Shortly after this, Warren was transferred to No. 4 Division at Phillip Street, Sydney performing Criminal Investigation Duties. Warren was promoted to Constable First Class and performed plain clothes work, and no doubt with the older and more experienced Detectives of the time who decided to give him the jobs and reports no one else wanted to do. This was done to see how keen he was. He would have been preparing himself and studying the Crime Acts & proofs in preparation for the notorious Bull Ring. In February 1970, he was given a permanent job as an Investigator.
Between 1970 and 1977, Warren transferred between Phillip Street, North Sydney and Hornsby undertaking criminal investigation duties. In 1973 after undertaking so many years in training, he was officially given a Detective designation. During this period in 1976, Warren was again promoted to the rank of Senior Constable.
It was in 1978 where Warren changed his job roles and worked back in general duties at North Sydney for four years. In 1981, Warren become involved in Licensing Police duties at Central and two years later, continued in Detective’s duties in criminal investigations.
In 1984 after studying the Sergeants promotion books, he was successful in passing the Sergeant 3rd Class examination and in June that year, he was officially promoted to Sergeant 3rd Class.
Warren being a consummate plain clothes investigator wanted to further his passion as an investigator. Later in 1985 he moved across to the Drug Law Enforcement Bureau and worked at Gosford Police District.
Between 1986 and 1997, Detective Sergeant Warren Reid worked at Eastwood, Chatswood, Pennant Hills and finally at Gladesville, he remained to his retirement in 1998, still performing investigative duties.
At the end of his career Detective Sergeant Warren John Reid had provided over 31 years of outstanding service to the NSW Police Force and the community of NSW. His achievements are outstanding and are a tribute to his work ethic and professionalism.
On the 22 April 1983, Warren was awarded the National Service Medal recognising the special status sworn police officers have in protecting the community. Eligibility for this Award requires a minimum of 15 years ethical and diligent service.
His last award was presented on the 29th October 2015 by receiving the National Police Service Medal
To the Reid family members and friends on behalf of the New South Wales Police Force I extend our deepest sympathy for the passing of a remarkable and admired friend and colleague.
Commander Protocol & Awards Unit.
1st June 2020.
As the sun surely sets, dawn will see it arise.
For service above self-demands its own prize.
You have fought the good fight; life’s race has been run, and peace, your reward, for eternity begun.
And we that are left shall never forget.
Rest in peace, friend and colleague, for sun has now set.
We will remember, we will remember.
Hasten the dawn
Warren was a competitive Wood Chopper in his younger days.
Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this man at the time of publication.
2 June 2020