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ANZFSS NSW – Insights from the Front Lines: A Career in Homicide Investigation with Russell Oxford APM

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Hybrid Hybrid Event
Free – $10.00

The Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS), New South Wales Branch, is honoured to present a not-to-be-missed event featuring the esteemed retired Detective Chief Inspector Russell Oxford APM. With an illustrious 42-year career in the New South Wales Police Force, of which 38 were spent as a detective investigating major crimes, Mr Oxford brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the fore.

Join us as Russell takes us on a journey through his distinguished career, highlighting the evolution of crime scene investigation, forensic technology, and evidence gathering over the decades. Having been directly involved in several hundred homicide investigations, his insights promise to be both enlightening and impactful.

Event Highlights:

  • In-Depth Analysis of Notable Cases: Hear first-hand accounts of high-profile investigations led by Mr Oxford, including the cases of  former Wollongong Lord Mayor Frank Arkell, and the never-forgotten Roxlyn Bowie, among others. These discussions will shed light on the complexities and challenges of major crime investigations.
  • Evolution of Forensic Science: Explore the significant advancements in forensic science and technology that have revolutionised crime scene investigation, as Mr Oxford has experienced throughout his career.
  • International Experience: Gain insights into Mr. Oxford’s experiences abroad, including his work with the LAPD, NYPD, Washington’s FBI, and his role in international investigations.
  • Interactive Q&A Session: This is an opportunity for attendees to engage directly with Mr Oxford, ask questions, and seek advice on various aspects of criminal investigation and forensic science.

Who Should Attend?

This event is essential for current and aspiring forensic professionals, law enforcement officers, criminal justice students, and anyone with an interest in the intricacies of homicide investigation and forensic science.


  • Date: 1 May 2024
  • Time: 5:30 pm arrival for a 6:30 pm start
  • Location: NSW State Coroner’s Court (Lvl 1 Meeting Room), Forensic & Analytical Science Service, 1A Main Ave Lidcombe. Parking available.
  • Price: Free for members. $10 for non-members.


May 1
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
Free – $10.00
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NSW Branch
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NSW State Coroner’s Court
1A Main Ave
Lidcombe, NSW 2141 Australia
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