Pat served the British Police Service with distinction for 30 years, mainly with Hampshire Constabulary.
When he retired he held the rank of Chief Superintendent. During his service he worked within most fields of operational police work, including Criminal Intelligence, Special Operations, Commercial Fraud, Narcotics and Counter Terrorism.
Operational criminal investigation was his forte throughout his career.
In addition to his wide operational experience he received training as a project manager from a prestigious consultancy firm. He defined the Hampshire Police IT strategy, designing and delivering operational services for this large police force.
Pat worked with several UK National Police IT organisations including the definition and justification of the UK Police national network. He has published material on the subject of Police IT. He was visiting lecturer at the British Police Staff College and lectured law enforcement seminars overseas.
Since leaving the police he has been the life-cycle programme manager for a unique and highly successful consortium of 34 British Police forces. This was the largest scene of crime mark searching system operating worldwide.
Pat now lives in Washington State, USA, from where he coordinates his work in law enforcement technical projects, contract negotiation support and litigation support.