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O’Dowd, Sir David (Joseph) locked

Kt 1999; CBE 1995; QPM 1988

Born 20 Feb. 1942; s of late Michael Joseph O’Dowd and Helen (née Merrin); m 1963, Carole Ann Watson; one s one d

DL; law enforcement consultant, 2002–10; HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, 1996–2001


Gartree High Sch.; Oadby, Leics; Univ. of Leicester (Dip. Social Studies); Open Univ. (BA); Univ. of Aston (MSc); FBI Nat. Acad., USA


Sgt, Inspector and Chief Inspector, CID, Leicester City Police, 1961–77; Supt, W Midlands Police, Coventry and Birmingham, 1977–84; Hd, Traffic Policing, Dir, Complaints and Discipline Investigation Bureau and Hd, Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis Unit, Metropolitan Police, 1984–86; Chief Constable, Northants Police, 1986–93; HM Inspector of Constabulary, 1993–96. British Chief Constables’ Rep., Nat. Exec. Inst., FBI Acad., Washington, 1988. Nat. Dir, Police Graduate and Extended Interview Scheme, 1992–93. Vis. Teaching Fellow, Mgt Centre, Univ. of Aston, Birmingham, 1988; Vis. Prof., UWE, 2002. Fellow, 1994, Gov., 2002–10, Univ. of Northampton (formerly Nene Coll., then UC Northampton). CCMI (CIMgt 1988). Freedom, City of London, 2008. DL 2002, High Sheriff, 2006–07, Northants. Hon. DSc Aston, 2003. OStJ 1999




Northampton Golf (Harlestone, Northants), Aphrodite Hills Golf (Paphos, Cyprus) (Captain, 2015)