Sir Edward Dodd CBE, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Policing was declared dead at his home in Kensington in the early hours of yesterday morning. Sir Edward had served in the top policing role in the country since September 1963.
His passing, though sudden, was confirmed as not suspicious this morning. It follows a long and distinguished career in the Constabulary, beginning in the Metropolitan Police in 1931 after serving in the Merchant Navy. He is survived by his wife Margaret and our thoughts are with her.