Patrick Geenty is currently the Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police.
Patrick joined the police service in 1982 having previously been a secondary school teacher in the Blackpool and Cheltenham areas. His initial service in Gloucestershire saw him undertake a variety of roles in both uniform and CID before moving to Humberside Police in 1998 as a Chief Inspector Uniform Operations.
He undertook a number of roles in Humberside including Superintendent Operations in the city of Hull, Divisional Commander for East Yorkshire and Head of Corporate Development. In 2004 he was seconded to HMIC where he assessed the capability and capacity of forces in relation to protective services, which contributed to the ‘Closing the Gap’ report.
Patrick was the Divisional Commander for East Yorkshire at the time of the devastating floods in 2007 and worked closely with the Local Authority to recover from the disaster. He also led the introduction of Neighbourhood Policing to East Yorkshire and built upon that success by leading the development of integrated neighbourhood management in partnership with local agencies.
In 2008/9 he attended the Strategic Command Course at Bramshill. In July 2009 he joined Wiltshire Police as their Assistant Chief Constable, being promoted within Force to Deputy Chief Constable in December 2011 having carried out the role as a temporary rank for the previous nine months. In addition to his Force responsibilities Patrick is also the national lead for Missing People.
Patrick is married, with a son and daughter and is a keen follower of rugby union, having played the game for many years.
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