George was brought up in Airdrie, Lanarkshire. His ambition from an early age was to be a police officer; inspired by his love of old police television shows such as Dixon of Dock Green and Softly-Softly, which cemented his ambition.  George joined the Strathclyde Police in 1978 and worked his way through the ranks up to and including
Superintendent in uniform and in the Criminal Investigation Department. In 2003 he was appointed Detective Inspector at the Serious Crime Squad in the Govan area of Glasgow, before retiring in 2010.

Throughout service, George was struck by the extraordinary stories he heard both from his colleagues, some of whom served with the armed forces in World War Two, to much older stories from the rich past of the Lanarkshire Police.

Alongside his service, George has had an interest in police history and collecting police memorabilia for several years, inspiring the establishment of the Lanarkshire Police Historical Society, of which he is Chair of the society. The society aims to advance public education in the history and heritage of policing in Lanarkshire, the County, Burgh and Regional forces by holding open days, displays, presentations and exhibitions. 

George’s highly anticipated debut work,
 The Lanarkshire Police Chronicles, is a celebration of the bravery and dedication of police officers, whilst also being a memorialisation of decades worth of fascinating, funny, heroic, intriguing and sometimes, heartbreaking tales. Order your copy HERE.