Detective Inspector Scott Beard: Finding Happiness Through Tragedy

Publish Date
Monday, 17 April 2023, 9:41AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Detective Inspector Scott Beard.
Scott is one of New Zealand’s best-known investigators and is still at the top of his game after 42 years on the force.
He has worked on a number of high-profile cases throughout his career but is best known for leading the investigation into Grace Millane’s murder.

The search gripped hearts and minds in New Zealand and thrust Scott into the international spotlight.

In this episode we talk about his experiences through the 1981 Springboks tour, The 1984 Queen Street riots, David Tamahere and the murder of the Swedish tourists labelled Operation Stockholm, The Grace Millane investigation and the hardest press conference of his career, his cancer battle, training at the FBI Academy, what makes a good leader, and how he uses football to escape.Despite dealing with death and tragedy on a regular basis, Scott’s outlook on life, his positive energy and his belief in helping the community is super inspiring and makes this one a compelling listen.
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