Tele: Gary Jubelin bounces back after bruising encounter with the courts

Gary Jubelin’s criminal conviction last year cut deep but the former top homicide cop reveals he has found the ideal way to move on. Sample Season 3 of Jubelin’s smash hit podcast I Catch Killers.

It’s been a rough ride but former top homicide cop Gary Jubelin says he has overcome the anger he’s felt since his criminal conviction stemming from his time in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of William Tyrrell.

Jubelin, who retired from policing in 2019 after 34 years in the NSW Police Force, was last year found guilty of breaching the Surveillance Devices Act and fined $10,000. He also lost his subsequent appeal.

“If I said I’d got over it and was fine you’d probably see through the cracks,” Jubelin said.

“I’m still annoyed at the conviction and to be honest I’ve lost a little respect for the courts.”

Jubelin’s conviction related to the recordings of four conversations in 2017 and 2018 with Paul Savage during his time as head of the Tyrrell case.

Savage, who has never been charged, lived close to the Kendall home on the NSW Mid-North coast where three-year-old William disappeared in 2014.

Jubelin maintains that he recorded the four conversations to protect his lawful interests and not to gather evidence against Savage.

“People might think I’m just an arrogant human being who won’t accept the umpire’s decision. I’m just saying how I felt,” Jubelin says.

“Smarter people than me told me there were ways of dealing with it. Now I could have been consumed with anger and get frustrated every day, but I’ve let that go.

“I’ve had to let it go, not because I’m this calm Zen-type person, I’ve had to let it go because it would have destroyed me, the anger and frustration.

“I think It was wrong what was done to me.

“But the best form of getting back at people, because vengeance is something that sits with me too, is to get on with my life and that is what I’m trying to do.”

Having been out of the NSW Police Force for almost two years Jubelin says leaving has had a positive impact on his life.

“I would say that it may be the best thing that’s happened to me,” Jubelin says. “ I think if I’d stayed in the cops I would have continued to battle. And I probably would have turned into a person I didn’t want to turn into if the battles continued on.

“There were frustrations there and it was probably a good thing for me to move away from policing, but having said that I still had the energy and the passion to do what I was doing. I had the experience, I would have liked to continue to contribute to policing.”

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