In 1965 he started his police life at the Academy in Bourke St, Redfern. He was appointed a Probationary Constable on 16 August, 1965, and was first stationed at Liverpool.
In 1973 he undertook a variety of general duty command roles in regional stations at Lismore, Coraki and West Wyalong, before being promoted to Senior Constable in 1974 and then Sergeant in 1981.
Half of his service was spent in country towns.
In 1987 he was appointed Director of Recruit Training at the Police Academy in Goulburn at the rank of Superintendent, which he held until October 1990 when he was appointed Chief-of-Staff to the Police Commissioner, serving under both John Avery and Tony Lauer.
In 1997 he was given the job of City East Region Commander. Five years later he was appointed a Senior Deputy Commissioner.
He replaced Peter Ryan as Police Commissioner in 2002, having been selected for the position by the New South Wales Premier, Bob Carr..
Ken Moroney was the NSW Commissioner of Police from 2002 to 2007. He has a remarkable track record of 42 years in the Police Force and has been commended and awarded frequently for his outstanding leadership abilities.
With around 20,000 personnel, the NSW Police Force is one of the largest in the world.
Since his retirement from the Police Force in 2007, Ken has founded Nemesis and has continued to share his expertise and experience in a number of fields. He has also worked with state and federal agencies, charities, the NSW Ombudsman, and currently some civil work with a diocese in country NSW.
Ken has significant experience in management and leadership during emergency recovery operations in the aftermath of natural disasters. His experience includes the Thredbo landslide disaster (1997), the NSW bushfires (late 2001 – early 2002) and Hunter and Central Coast floods (2007)
More recently, Ken was appointed as Regional Emergency Recovery Co-ordinator of the Mid and Far North Coast flood recovery effort (2009).
Ken Moroney will be the guest speaker at our museum on Saturday, 3rd June at 2:00 pm. Make a note in your calendar now so you won’t miss the chance to meet this esteemed gentleman and hear his talk..