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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Jack the Knife : The 'Crashing' of a Policeman
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'Jack Knife is the story of my journey as a fully operational police officer working at some for the busiest and hardest police stations within the State of New South Wales (NSW) in which I had the privilege of being both an apprentice and a leader.

'I discuss my career from beginning to end and the failing of the system which I trusted and believed in as a result of the lessons learned and instilled in us whilst at the police academy.

'Jack Knife is about trust. It is about loyalty. It is about mateship. It is about courage and determination. It is about trusting others with your life and others trusting you with theirs.

'Jack Knife not only discusses integrity and human rights, but raises questions relating to "normal standards" within our society, and debates them from a logistical aspect and environment in which I was subjected to.

'Jack Knife contains a range of operational police stories varying between saving peoples lives through to almost losing my own and an array of stories in between. My story gives the reader an insight into my life as a policeman and my demise thereafter. I discuss issues that I personally have lived through and been apart of, and in many cases most people have only seen on television.

'Ultimately Jack Knife has been written to educate, not only serving police officers and their families, but the general public. This book is the TRUTH as to what really goes on behind the front line of the policing world. I have written this book with the intention of assisting those that have been diagnosed with PTSD.

'In addition I wish to put positive pressure on every Police Force within Australia to change their ways so that the engine room of the force is looked after the way in which they deserve to be looked after and treated with respect, just as the management expect our police to treat members of the public. After all police are human too and deserve to be treated like human beings as opposed to the robots we are publicly at times made out to be by police management and the media.

'Jack Knife is an all inspiring book about, not only the NSW Police Force, but a policeman with two arms, two legs and a heartbeat. In other words a regular human being just doing his best to serve his State the only way he knew how.' (From the publisher's website.)


  • Dedication: I write this book in dedication to, and in the memory of the late Gregory Michael Jackson. Jacko was a fantastic police officer whom I had the pleasure of working with at Cabramatta and Bourke Police Stations. He was a true gentleman who loved and adored his friends, family and work mates. He had one of the most fun loving personalities one could ever encounter with a special way of making the average Joe Blow feel safe and welcome once in his presence. Jacko was a man who was loved and spoken about far and wide, and without doubt a tremendous mate of mine and many others WHETHER HE LIKES IT OR NOT.

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