Patrick Kavanagh (police officer)

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Patrick Bernard Kavanagh CBE QPM (18 March 1923 – 11 December 2013[1]) was a senior British police officer.

Kavanagh was educated at St. Aloysius' College, Glasgow. He served in the Rifle Brigade from 1941 to 1943 and the Parachute Regiment from 1943 to 1946, ending his service as a Lieutenant. In 1946, he joined the Manchester City Police as a Constable. He rose through the ranks to Superintendent, and in 1964 was appointed Assistant Chief Constable of Cardiff City Police. When it amalgamated to form South Wales Constabulary in 1969 he became ACC of the new force and was promoted Deputy Chief Constable in 1972.[citation needed]

On 1 January 1974, he was appointed Assistant Commissioner "B" (Traffic) in the Metropolitan Police[2][3] and was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in the 1974 New Year Honours.[4]

Kavanagh was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 1977 New Year Honours.[5] On 1 August 1977, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner.[6] He retired in 1983 and died in 2013, aged 90.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary, The Times, 13 December 2013
  2. ^ "New assistant commissioner", The Times, 8 November 1973.
  3. ^ "No. 46158". The London Gazette. 20 December 1973. p. 15118. 
  4. ^ "No. 46162". The London Gazette (Supplement). 28 December 1973. p. 30. 
  5. ^ "No. 47102". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1976. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Appointments to new posts of police chiefs", The Times, 28 June 1977

References[edit]

Police appointments
Preceded by
Unknown
Assistant Chief Constable, Cardiff City Police
1964–1969
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Assistant Chief Constable, South Wales Constabulary
1969–1972
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Deputy Chief Constable, South Wales Constabulary
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Henry Hunt
Assistant Commissioner "B", Metropolitan Police
1974–1977
Succeeded by
Jock Wilson
Preceded by
Sir Colin Woods
Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis
1977–1983
Succeeded by
Albert Laugharne