The survey of Police history in South Australia would not be complete without reference to those men who, over the years, have held the office of Commissioner of Police. They have come from all walks of life - soldiers, sailors, a school teacher, a civil servant, and a pastoralist, and several of them have progressed through the Police ranks to become Commissioners of Police.
Please click on a link (below) for more information and photograph of a Commissioner of Police.
Henry Inman - 1838
Major Thomas Shuldam O'Halloran, CMG - 1840
The Honourable Boyle Travers Finniss - 1843
Captain George Fife Dashwood - 1850
Alexander Tolmer - 1852
Major Peter Egerton Warburton, CMG - 1853
George Hamilton - 1867
William John Peterswald - 1882
Colonel Lewis George Madley, ISO, VD - 1896
William Henry Raymond -1910
Thomas Edwards - 1917
Brigadier-General Sir Raymond Leane, CB, CMG, DSO,
MC, VD -1920
William Francis Johns, CBE, OStJ - 1944
Ivor Bren Green, MVO - 1950
Brigadier John Gilbert McKinna, - 1957
C.B.E., D.S.O., M.V.O., C.St.J. E.D., F.A.I.M.,
A.M.A.I.M.M., J.P., C.M.G.
Harold Hubert Salisbury, QPM, JP - 1972
Laurence Desmond Draper, QPM - 1978
John Bryan Giles, AO, GM, BEM, QPM, JP - 1982
David Alexander Hunt, QPM, JP - 1983
Malcolm Hyde, A.O., APM. - 1997
For addition reference material please refer to the following:
TITLE AUTHOR South Australia Police 1838 - 1992 Chas Hopkins Colonial Blue Robert Clyne Tales of The Troopers Jean Schmaal Blue on Grey Jack Cawley Service Arms of the South Australia Police Max Slee
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