WA Police Historical Society (Inc) Contact details
Webmaster: © 2006 retired Senior Sergeant 4891, Peter William Thomas DipPhot
Please note: - Our office is staffed Tuesdays and Fridays from 0900 hrs to 1500 hrs.
Contact may be by telephone +61 8 9328 3691, an answering service is available outside of these hours.
Address 57 Lincoln St Highgate WA 6003
PO Box 471 Mt Lawley 6929 (all postal inquiries)
Research fees may apply – commensurate with information supplied
WA Police Historical Society’s Committee 2022/2023
President Dave Lampard Retired 1/C Sgt 4717.WA Police Officer Jan 1, 1973, to October 31, 2004
WAPU Councillor and Director 1996 to 2004.WAPU Industrial Officer, Safety Officer Field Officer Nov 2004 to Nov 2017. WAPHS member from 2004, Vice President from 2019-2022.
Interest in the history of the WA Police its officers and the WA Police Union. Police Motorcycles and the WA Police Diving Squad.
It is of critical importance that the WA Police Force and State Government join the WAPHS in a partnership to ensure that WA police history is preserved.
Vice President Russell Armstrong Retired Inspector 4539
I started my WA Police career as a Cadet from 1967 and have fond memories of working at the Lincoln Street VKI and Radio Techies complex.1969 to 1971.
l will include a more detailed account of the premises in a future edition of the Peelers Gazette.
Having served 46 years in the job with a long-time association with the WA Police Union as President, Vice President and Senior Vice President, Councillor and Director.
Always grateful of the work of the WA Police Historical Society and hope to be able to contribute to the objects and goals in the future.
Treasurer Carol Vernon Retired Sergeant 6428
My interest in Police History has been partially because it is a large part of my personal history but also the history of my friends and one known family member, my maternal great grandfather. Sadly he never lived to see me enter the WA Police Force on 01/03/1982 as part of School 2/82.
My police career was rich in fun and laughter with likeminded colleagues while we attended many varied jobs, operations and served the community. I had the privilege to train, mentor and supervise the subsequent generations of Police.
I met my own goal of helping people and continue to do so. I retired on 26th July 2018.
General Committee Mike Dean APM Retired Senior Sergeant 4873
Joined in 1973 after being a cadet. Retired from WA Police twice 2018 & 2009. (Long Story)
Special Promotion to Inspector 2009 (Another Long Story). 44 years all together as Uniform Officer and Detective, Country and City. 13 years as President WA Police Union.
Interested in all things Policing and WA Political History. I am proud of my Service and I have a great respect for all serving, retired and ex-Police. It is a noble profession, and it’s critical that our history be preserved.
General Committee Peter Browne Retired 1/C Sergeant 4395
I joined Police Traffic Branch as a clerk in 1965 and later joined the WA Police in 1971. I have worked in all regions of the State.
I oversaw the design and implementation of a number of special projects such as the Police Chaplaincy, Health and Welfare Branch, Noongar Patrol System, On Track Programme and WA's commitment to the National Police Memorial.
I was the first Welfare Officer for the WA Police and later Welfare Officer for WA Police Union, Police Legacy and PFAC.
I was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and travelled to the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
I retired from full time work in 2021 and now offer my assistance at the Society as the Secretary.