About Narelle

Narelle is “fantastic”, “funny” and “poised”. She uses her experience and knowledge to talk with others and motivate them to take action or change.

Narelle was a member of Victoria Police for 27 years, 15 of those as a Detective ‘doing time’ at the Rape and Homicide Squads and Missing Persons Unit, but dedicating much of her career to investigating child abuse and sex offences.

Narelle received many awards during her successful career and had a reputation as a dedicated, meticulous and passionate Investigator. She worked on high profile investigations including Anna & Gracie Sharpe (by ‘Mornington Monster’ John Sharpe), Margaret & Paul Wales-King (the Society Murders), Maria Korp (the body in the boot case), the 2002 Bali Bombing, horrific infanticide investigations, Geoff Clarke (the then ATSIC Commissioner), The Ascot Vale Rapist and many more. She has stared death and trauma in the face throughout her career.

In 2012, Narelle began to realise what had been her world, was starting to crumble. A diagnosis she wasn’t expecting, turned her world upside down – a world she loved. It took courage and determination to accept and face her vulnerabilities – but out of that adversity came a new career path and new opportunities. Narelle’s journey will make you think deeply about your own vulnerabilities & strengths.

Narelle gives a fascinating and often humorous insight into the daily life of a Police Officer from a female perspective, and takes you inside a world you will find hard to believe at times. Narelle recants stories which will make you laugh, cry and just shake your head in disbelief and amazement.

Narelle has appeared on national television, in radio, print & social media including her gripping & highly popular podcast on Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie & Emily Webb. She is a member of AIPI (Australian Institute of Professional Investigators), National Speakers Association of Australia, Toastmasters, has lectured in Investigation Techniques, and Human Rights, trains investigators with training provider ‘Investigator Upgrade’ and has presented at many functions, groups and clubs.

Narelle’s presentation will entertain you – there is no doubt about that!

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Keynote Speaker & Presenter

Narelle will enliven your next meeting, conference, workshop, seminar or luncheon as she shares incredible experiences of diverse challenges within the Victorian Police Force.

Narelle’s presentation covers a variety of topics including:

  • Unbelievable, incredible and entertaining crime-related stories
  • Murder, rape and sexual assault case-studies
  • Heart-wrenching criminal investigations she was involved in
  • Heart-warming dealings with survivors of abuse and their loved ones
  • The reality of facing death and traumatic incidents on a daily basis and the toll it takes
  • How to recognise signs of stress
  • Dealing with stress related issues – “it isn’t a crime to be stressed”
  • The dangers of ignoring stress
  • Overcoming adversities
  • The strengths and vulnerabilities of being a female Police officer
  • Vulnerability is a leadership strength
  • Workplace behaviours and acceptance of differences
  • Life after Victoria Police – “one door closes and another opens”

Narelle is available for:

  • Keynote speaker for breakfast/luncheons/after-dinner
  • Group meetings/seminars/workshops
  • Business seminars
  • Management of stress in the workplace (employer and employee)
  • Mental health/wellbeing workshops/seminars


Narelle’s 22 years in the force and the depth of understanding was like nothing else. Narelle’s ability to present a subject so close to home, in such an interesting and somewhat humorous way produced one of the most memorable luncheons we have had.

Vlasta Errikson, Cairns Business Womans Club

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Whether you’d like to book Narelle to speak at your next event or just make contact, we’d love to hear from you!

Email: narelle759@gmail.com