Bill Brand, Victoria Police

Bill Brand was a foundation member of the Police Search and Rescue Squad, which was set up in the late 1950s as the specialist group to provide both searching expertise and search management.  

Bill led the Police Search and Rescue Squad for many years and through his efforts this branch of Victoria Police built strong ties with the bushwalking fraternity and in particular with Bush Search and Rescue.  
 
Through many searches and BSAR practices, Bill was highly regarded and popular with our members.  Bill retired as Inspector in Charge of Search and Rescue in 1987.  
 
Source: Behind The Log, October 2009