John Orr (police officer)

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Sir John Orr (born 3 September 1945) is a retired senior police officer and the former Chief Constable of Strathclyde Police between 1996 and 2001.

He should not be confused with the other former Scottish police officer of the same name and title, Sir John Orr (1918-1995), who was the first chief constable of Lothian and Borders Police.

Police career[edit]

John Orr first joined the Police as a Cadet in 1961 at Renfrew and Bute Constabulary. As Detective Chief Superintendent of Strathclyde Police, he was appointed Senior Investigating Officer of the Lockerbie Air Disaster which occurred on 21 December 1988. This was the biggest single murder investigation in the history of Scottish Policing.

In 2001 Sir John was knighted by the Queen for his services to Scottish Policing.

After retirement[edit]

In 2001 he was appointed Chairman of Kilmarnock Football Club. He remained as Chairman until his resignation in 2003, when he was appointed as Honorary President.

In 2005 Sir John reported on his "Review of Marches and Parades in Scotland" which was to be formalised through the Scottish Parliament to provide a framework for legal protocols of marches and parades within Scotland.[1]


  1. ^ "Review of Marches and Parades in Scotland". Retrieved 2009-02-26. 

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