Michael O'Byrne began his police career as a constable with the Royal Hong Kong Police. He then moved to the Metropolitan Police, serving in London's West End, Notting Hill and New Scotland Yard. After moving to Surrey, then to Thames Valley, he retired as a chief constable in Bedfordshire.
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