Introduction; The Walsh Street Police Murders; The Task Force is Born; The Academy; My First Uniform Station; The Duty Officer Driver; Run, The Transvestites Got a Comb!; St Kilda Police Force; If Youre Lost Ask a Hooker; Police Versus Mad Dog and Max; Donald Hatherley Tries to Shoot Me; Escape of the dead man; The Overdose; Shift from Hell; The Death of Constable Neil Clinch; The Major Crime Squad; Australias Most Wanted Versus the Armed Robbery Squad; Graeme Jensen Versus the Armed Robbery Squad; The Politics of Task Force; Let Me Tell the Story of a Man Named Jedd; The Gary Abdullah Shooting; Airforce One; The Rental Car Fiasco; Witness Protection; The Witness Needs Romance; Life After Walsh Street; Fast Forward to Today.
Joe Noonan joined the Police Academy in 1981. He progressed through uniform to CIB as the youngest detective that year, passed Detective Training School in 1986 and passed a special sitting of the Sergeants Exams after Walsh Street Task Force. He worked at City West, D24, St Kilda, St Kilda Special Duties, Fitzroy CIB, CIB Major Crime Squad and then seconded to Homicide Task Force for Walsh Street. He resigned after finishing Walsh Street and going back to Major Crime. Joe has also worked in senior management of security and emergency response before moving back into Territory Management for Construction and Heavy Equipment Sales.
An absolute page turner giving great insight and context to a tumultuous time in Victoria Police history. War stories told in a way that make you feel youre in the room sharing riveting yarns, laughs and awe inspiring anecdotes with mates over a few frothies! I absolutely loved reading these accounts from a bygone era and told in such a riveting way. A great read and highly recommended. -- Senior Constable Zorb Safak, Mildura Police Station