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Critical incident declared following death of police officer

Saturday, 03 September 2022 11:45:37 AM

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

Police commenced inquiries about 10.30pm yesterday (Friday 2 September 2022), after concerns were raised for the welfare of an off-duty police officer.

Following inquiries, the officer's body was located in the Royal National Park about 12.40am today (Saturday 3 September 2022).

There appears to be no suspicious circumstances.

A critical incident investigation has been launched by detectives from the Homicide Squad, 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).

The 23-year-old constable was serving the community from Bankstown Police Area Command.

Support services have been made available to his family, colleagues and to all NSW Police Force staff.