NSW Police Detective Superintendent Peter Lennon has retired from the force after 40 years of distinguished service.
Det Supt Lennon (pictured) farewelled members of the local community and his staff last Friday (26 July), his final morning as Fairfield City Police Area Commander.
According to reports from the police, the morning culminated in a ‘March Out’ of Fairfield Police Station, which included a guard of honour along Smart Street and a final salute to NSW Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller.
Det Supt Lennon joined the NSW police force in 1979, achieving his designation as detective in 1985 and then working on the Homicide Squad for a decade.
Between 1999 and 2000, Det Supt Lennon worked in the Olympic Security Command Centre.
“Det Supt Lennon has commanded numerous major sporting events and dignitary visits, including the Rugby World Cup, NRL Grand Finals, and World Youth Day,” the police report said.
It said he received a number of awards in his distinguished career, including the Australian Police Medal (APM) in 2007.
Det Supt Lennon took command in the Fairfield area in 2010, where he proactively led ‘Coffee with a Cop’, a community engagement initiative to bring police and the community closer together.
The police report said Det Supt Lennon’s 40 years of service had left a lasting legacy, where his “passion for policing and community engagement” set a platform for current and future police to foster and continue building on.