Frank Geraghty has previously served in the Metropolitan Police
Service. He served in areas such as Diplomatic Protection,
Armed Response, Counter Terrorism and the Leadership and
Development Command. He retired in 2012 after 30 years of
service. He is also an experienced adult educator who has
been professionally qualified as a trainer within the UK Police
Service. Frank was the Lead on developing, managing and
delivering specialist training to Counter Terrorism Officers.
It was during this time that he was trained in and gained
practical experience of site inspection and assessment of training
programmes, teams and individuals. He has been awarded the
Queen's Diamond and Golden Jubilee Medals as well as the Police
Long Service and Good conduct medal for Meritorious Service.
Frank is an Assured Breeder, a Kennel Club Member, KC Field
Trial Panel Judge for Spaniels, Assessor for the KC Working Gundog
Certificate, a KC ABS Regional Breeder Assessor and has been
heavily involved in the administration and management of several
breed and gundog clubs over the years. He is currently the
Chairman of both the London Cocker Spaniel Society Field Section
and the Working Minority Breeds Spaniel Club. He is also a
Life Member of the London Cocker Spaniel Society.
Frank is now a professional gundog breeder and trainer based in
Northumberland. He has over 30 years' experience in the
working gundog and field sports world. He specialises in
working spaniels (English Springers, Cockers and Clumbers) but also
has experience with Labrador Retrievers. Frank has won Field
Trials with all three spaniel breeds he is involved in and has
successfully shown his spaniels at Crufts over the years. His
passion is walked up shooting over his own dogs. He also
picks up and goes beating with his dogs on local shoots. He
is married to a teacher and 'referees' two teenage children.