| James Crane|
| Police officer|
| 10 August 1925 (age 91) (1925-08-10) |
Sir Lawrence Byford, CBE, QPM (born 10 August 1925) was Chief Inspector of Constabulary from 1983 to 1987.
Lawrence Byford Wikipedia
Byford was educated at the University of Leeds.
During World War Two Byford served with the Royal Signals.
Byford's police career began in 1947 as a constable with the West Yorkshire Constabulary, where he rose to be the Commander of the Huddersfield Division. He left in 1968 to join the senior leadership team of Lincolnshire Police, and was Chief Constable from 1973 to 1977. He was a Regional Inspector of Constabulary from 1978 until his appointment to the top job. In retirement he served as President of Yorkshire County Cricket Club from 1991 to 1999.
He conducted the inquiry into the Yorkshire Ripper Case.
He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in 1973. He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, and was knighted in the 1984.
In 1950 he married Muriel Campbell Massey: they have three children, one of whom was Deputy Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation and head of BBC Journalism from 2004 to 2011.