John has over 40 years of investigative experience in both state government and local government.
John served 25 years in the NSW Police Force including 9 years specialising in criminal and Internal Affairs investigation, attaining the rank of Detective Sergeant. He has extensive experience in Court appearances and the preparation of briefs of evidence for all levels of courts from Local Court to Supreme Court.
John was employed for 15 years with Liverpool Council encompassing duties as a Council Law Enforcement Officer, including representing Liverpool Council in local court, then the investigator for the Risk Management Unit, investigating Public Liability claims against Council and workers’ compensation claims. He spent 4 years as the Audit and Investigations Officer for Liverpool City Council’s Internal Audit Unit where he conducted investigations into employee activities. He also planned and executed surveillance operations within the conditions set by the Workplace Surveillance Act. He has conducted numerous interviews involving ‘whistle blowers’, witnesses and persons of interest within Council maintaining procedural fairness at all times.
John contributed to Liverpool City Council’s Internal Investigation Policy.
John co-founded J&S Commercial Investigations Pty Ltd. The company specialises in investigations for companies and government departments.
John conducts all investigations with fairness and objectivity with the collection and presentation of factual evidence. His reports are comprehensive. His clients are kept advised of the progress of the investigation with complete and assured confidentiality.
Stewart’s studies into Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Psychology has made him a valued member of the J & S team. His proven abilities to assess body language and facial expressions which can be applied during interviews and general statement taking adds to the overall investigation process and enhances evidence collection.
Stewart brings youth and lateral thinking into investigations which enhances the overall performance of J&S Commercial Investigations.
He applies procedural fairness in all investigations combined with a genuine ability to understand and empathise with the person/s with whom he is speaking.
Stewart conducts all investigations with fairness and objectivity with the collection and presentation of factual evidence. His reports are comprehensive. His clients are kept advised of the progress of the investigation with complete and assured confidentiality.