George joined Strathclyde Police in 1978. He was appointed Constable and worked initially in Lanarkshire in uniform, plain clothes and the CID.

In 1995 he attended the initial training Investigative Interview Training for Trainers Course held at the Scottish police College. Following this course he returned to Strathclyde and was responsible for the development of Investigative Interview Training within the force which was delivered to all operational officers.

In 1998 he worked on the ‘Spotlight’ initiative which had force wide focus on targeting particular crime trends and hot spots. He was responsible for the co-ordination of resources and the tactical reporting of the results of these activities.

In 1998 he was promoted Sergeant and led a review of the force response to Crime Scene Capture and in particular the use of DNA evidence and processes. This report assisted in the establishment of the DNA Unit within Strathclyde and also the Scottish DNA database.

That same year he moved to Maryhill as a Patrol Sergeant and in 1999 transferred as Detective Sergeant to Partick, both in the City of Glasgow. From 2001 to 2003 he was a Uniform Inspector in Glasgow City Centre before transfer to the Serious Crime Squad where he was responsible for supporting Category ‘A’ investigations throughout the force.

Whilst at the Serious Crime Squad he was responsible for the development of Terrorist Investigations and arrest procedures. He has led and worked on a number of national investigations and working parties including the Capacity & Capability Review of Major Crime Investigation and ‘Operation TRENDS’, the multi-agency investigation into foreign national prisoners. In 2005 he was the Temporary Detective Chief Inspector in charge of the Serious Crime Squad.

During this period George was responsible for the development and strategic co-ordination of the CID policing response to the G8 conference being held at Gleneagles. He planned and implemented the operational response to Terrorist activity in and around Prestwick Airport for the duration of the conference.

In 2006 he developed and implemented the CID response to ‘Exercise CUTTY SARK’, a national counter terrorism exercise held at Prestwick Airport. He was also the Deputy Senior Investigating Officer for this exercise which involved all Emergency Services Military and Special Forces.


In October 2006 he was responsible for the planning and deployment of operational resources for ‘Operation STAR’ the response to the Kidnap and Extortion of a male from the South side of Glasgow. This male was held by prolific criminals from the Manchester area. George led a team of Serious Crime Squad officers responsible for the arrest of those involved in this crime.

In 2006 he was promoted Chief Inspector to the Scottish Police College, responsible for the day to day management processes of the college, reporting directly to the College Executive. He was responsible for the transition and integration of the Scottish Police College into the Scottish Police Services Authority (SPSA). Whilst at the college he led various projects including Investors in People and EFQM Self-Assessment which was cascaded to all Scottish police forces.

In 2009 he was appointed Superintendent and given responsibility for the Implementation and delivery of Training in Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, leading the National Disclosure Implementation Team.

George has extensive criminal investigation experience in volume, complex and serious crime and has been the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) in a number of high profile investigations, including four Terrorist investigations.

George retired from the police service in June 2010 and started his own business providing training and consultancy to the Public Sector, Scottish Government Agencies and Legal companies.

He has delivered training at over 20 of the Local Authorities and also to Food Standards Scotland, The Food Standards Agency, Marine Scotland, NHS Counter Fraud Services, Scottish Fire & Rescue, Health & Safety Executive, Office of Rail Regulation, UK Border Agency and Trading Standards.

In 2014 he designed and delivered investigation and interview training for the Northern Emirates Police.

He is a fully qualified Tier 4 member of the Professional Paralegal Register, Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals, Certified International Investigator with the Council of International Investigators, member of the Society of Forensic Interviewers, member of The International Investigative Interview Research Group and Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Science.