Paul Robert Kernaghan

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Paul Robert Kernaghan is a British police officer.

In February 2016, Kernaghan was appointed Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman for the Ministry of Justice. [1]


Kernaghan served in the Royal Ulster Constabulary as a Constable (1978-1981), Sergeant (1981-1984), Inspector (1984-1988) and Chief Inspector (1988-1991).[2]

West Midlands Police

Kernaghan served in West Midlands Police as a Superintendent (1991-1992) and Detective Superintendent (1992-1995).[2]

North Yorkshire Police

Kernaghan served in North Yorkshire Police as an Assistant Chief Constable (1995-1996) and Deputy Chief Constable (1996-1999).[2]

Hampshire Constabulary

Kernaghan served as Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary from 1999 to 2008.[2]

From 2000 to 2008, he was International Affairs Lead for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.[2]


In 2009, he succeeded Colin Smith as head of the EUPOL COPPS EU policing mission in Palestine.[2]

External Resources


  1. Dods, 'Arrivals, moves and departures', Civil Service World, 2 February 2016, accessed 5 February 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, congratulates Paul Robert KERNAGHAN on taking office as Head of Mission of EUPOL COPPS, Council of the European Union, 30 December 2008.