James Shaw Kennedy - Royal Irish Constabulary

Royal Irish Constabulary

Shaw in 1829 declined Sir Robert Peel's offer of the position of first commissioner of the newly formed Metropolitan Police. He was inspector-general of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) from 1836 to 1838 during which time he raised and organized a force of 8000 men. Afterwards, Shaw led a retired country life for ten years.

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