During my youth I aspired to become a member of the legal profession but later determined to join the Police Service and did so. Initially I became a member of the City of Leeds Police and for 12 years served in the uniform and CID branches of the force and all ranks from Constable to Inspector.
In May 1967 I transferred to the Dorset Constabulary and later that same year was appointed Superintendent in the newly created Dorset & Bournemouth Police Force. In March 1969 I joined the then Hull City Police Force with the rank of Chief Superintendent returning some 4 years later to Dorset as Assistant and later Deputy Chief Constable.
Subsequently I was privileged to be appointed Assistant to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary with specific responsibility for Support Services to Police Forces in England & Wales. This post, which I held for 2 Years, was based at the Home Office in London. .
In May 1980 I took up an appointment as Senior Assistant Commissioner and Acting Deputy Commissioner (Management) with the Royal Hong Kong Police. The focus of my specific role within the Force being its reorganisation from both operational and administrative perspectives.
It was in the 1998 New Year’s Honours list that I was awarded the MBE for services to Hong Kong.
Upon retirement from the Police Service in 1989, I returned to UK and in 1990 was appointed as law lecturer at the then Dorset Institute of Further Education. I remained in post through the progression from Polytechnic to University.
Working with young people has been a most fulfilling life experience and one which I continue to enjoy. Both my late wife and my daughter were school teachers and thus I have a strong affinity, through them with teaching, in particular at primary level. I firmly believe that education is the key to a successful life. Accordingly I am excited by my appointment as a Governor of this progressive school.