QUICK RISE THROUGH THE RANKS
SIR Ron Hadfield joined Oldham Borough Police as a cadet in 1955.
He became a constable in 1958 and rose through the ranks to become the force's youngest-ever inspector in 1966, aged just 27.
In 1969, Oldham police became part of Lancashire Constabulary, where Sir Ron became the Chief Inspector in 1973.
The following year, southern Lancashire was amalgamated into Greater Manchester police, and Sir Ron became superintendent in 1975 and chief superintendent in 1980.
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In 1981, Mr Hadfield moved to the Derbyshire force as the assistant chief constable of operations. He became the acting deputy chief constable in 1984.
He moved to Nottinghamshire police in 1986 as the deputy chief constable, before moving up a rank and becoming chief constable in 1987.
He stayed with the Nottinghamshire force until 1990, when he was head-hunted by West Midlands police to become its chief constable.
Sir Ron was knighted for his services to the police force in 1995. Sir Ron Hadfield retired from police service in 1996 and moved back to Derbyshire.