PPSC Staff Profile
SGT. MARK CONWAY
New South Police Service
Mark has been a member of the New South Wales Police Service since 1975 and a firearms instructor since 1977. He served 3 1/2 years doing general duties, followed by two years in the Forensic Ballistics Unit as crime scene examiner.
From 1981 to 1985 Sgt. Conway performed further general duties before he joined the Tactical Response Group in 1985. He cross-trained as a defensive tactics instructor during the five years in the Tactical Response Group. During this period, he took part in numerous executions of search warrants and siege resolutions during time with TRG.
Promoted to Sergeant in 1990, he ran Sydney Police Centre pistol range for three years. At that time, this venue annually processed 4500 constables for firearms training. A Chief Instructor with the Officer Safety Training Unit (OSTU), he has been in charge of Research and Special Projects since then. In this capcity, Sgt. Conway was heavily involved in the transition to pistols from revolver after the murder of two police officers. He has also been instrumental in holster selection, introduction of OC spray and expandable batons.
Sgt. Conway's qualifications have led to him being utilized by the NSW Police Service as an expert witness in firearms and use of force matters.
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