S/Sgt John Nixon joined the Northern Territory Police Force on 7 February 1977. He has completed 35 years service on 7 February.
S/Sgt John Nixon has served in all major centres and a number of bush stations throughout his career. He has worked in investigations and general duties his entire career. He has in excess of over 20 years as a detective during which he was responsible for many serious investigations.
In the last 5 years S/Sgt John Nixon has regularly performed duties as Divisional Superintendent in a number of different commands and divisions including Katherine, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and EPSC with the last 12 months as Watch Commander in Alice Springs.
There have been many highlights in S/Sgt John Nixon’s career including being OIC of Alice Springs CIB for a period of 5 years and secondment to National Crime Authority in Sydney as an Investigator from 1992 to 1995 and attendance at Management of Serious Crime course (AFP College, Canberra) in 2004.
John’s squad mate, Sergeant Christopher Milner also completed 35 years on that date. Chris has been posted to Darwin, Palmerston, Katherine, Alice Springs, Borroloola, Port Keats, Larrimah and Oenpelli. He has worked in General Duties, Drug Squad, TRG, DVPVU, BCI, CIB, Police College and was seconded to the AFP Surveillance Unit for a period.
He is stationed in the Police College as an instructor in Foundation Studies and is currently on Long Service until July 2012.