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Jeff Hawker [1996-2001], played by Peter Bensley

Jeff Hawker was a Senior Sergeant at the Water Police, before he won an appeal and became Chief Inspector. He was married to Gail, though they were divorced in season four. Out of that marriage, they had two children - Rick and Erin.

Jeff generally got along well with most of his colleagues, though like all working relationships, there were ups and downs. He was always a by the book kind of police officer, even choosing to charge his son over stolen fireworks in season two.

He took a break from policing in season six, and also wrote a book - 'The History of the Water Police'.
 
 
Helen Blakemore [1996-2001], played by Toni Scanlan

Helen Blakemore was a Sergeant with the Sydney Water Police, and became a Senior Sergeant in season three. She was openly gay, something which all of her colleagues knew about - or eventually knew. Her relationships however, never lasted for one reason or the other, though she did have a small desire to have a child one day.

Helen was close to Frank, who she had known for over ten years. She also had a bit of a friendly rivalry with Jeff - particularity in season one, when they were both of similar rank.

She had a good, if at times dry, sense of humour, an important aspect of being a police officer.
 
 
Gavin Sykes [1996-2001], played by Brett Partridge

Gavin Sykes was a Senior Constable with the Sydney Water Police, generally in charge of driving (or patrolling) the Nemesis. He was close friends with Tommy, who got along like brothers. It is known that he grew up in country New South Wales, something which he is teased about a couple of times in season one.

Gavin could be a little immature at times, often making crude remarks but generally these types of remarks were all in good nature.

He was never shown in many relationships, however, in season five he met Eva, with whom he had an instant connection. They got married and had a baby in season six.
 
 
Frank Holloway [1996-1999], played by Colin Friels

Frank Holloway was a Detective Senior Constable with the Sydney Water Police. It is known that he was once a Sergeant, but was demoted for reasons unknown. The oldest of three boys, he grew up on the wharves of Sydney, where his father (and brother Jimmy) worked. When Frank became a police officer however, he became an outsider to both his father and Jimmy. His other brother Kevin, followed in his footsteps.

Frank was a police officer who didn't always do things by the book, which tended to get him into trouble with Internal Affairs. He was investigated three times for corruption - the last of which was the most serious.

He got along well with his partner Rachel, and though it was never said, it was obvious that he had feelings for her.
 
 
  Rachel Goldstein [1996-1999], played by Catherine McClements

Rachel Goldstein was a Detective Senior Constable with the Sydney Water Police. An only child, she was once married to a lawyer, Jon
 
Warning: Water Rats guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Nine Network ( Australia)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 12, 1996
Ended: August 07, 2001
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