Critical incident declared following death of police officer

Monday, 01 August 2022 07:48:57 PM

A critical incident investigation has been launched to investigate the death of a police officer in Sydney’s south-west.

The body of a male police officer was located at Ermington Police Station about 12.30pm today (Monday 1 August 2022).

The 46-year-old detective sergeant from a specialist command was on-duty at the time and initial inquiries suggest there are no suspicious circumstances.

A critical incident investigation has been launched by detectives from South West Metropolitan Region, who will prepare a report for the Coroner.

The investigation will also be reviewed by the Professional Standards Command and independently oversighted by the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC).

Support services have been made available to his colleagues and the officers at the station and will also be offered to all staff and employees.