DS Geoff Daly is a character in The Bill.
DS Geoff Daly was an enthusiastic Yorkshireman with a wry sense of humour. He was a sensitive operator who thought cases through. His sensitivity could be very useful when it came to elliciting information from people, but he could also be tough when he needed to, and was not easily ruffled.
Daly spent two years at the Area Training Unit and had been Sergeant for ten years. At forty-three he'd acquired a wealth of information useful for CID. Deakin hand-picked him for his team partly to use him as a sounding board. The others turned to him for the latest, up-to-date knowledge in all areas of crime. He specialised in Child Protection, having spent several years on the squad. He learnt how to be politically correct but may, in private, have had a different view of the world. Keane and Slater knew him from their probationers' crime tuition. He was enthusiastic, steady and no nonsense; more 'knowing' then wise. As a practical and capable officer he dealt with every one from the same neutral distance. He had the measure of Boulton, Beech and Skase. As a family man, he transferred to Training so he could spend more time with his children, but came to Sun Hill keen to get back on the job.
Daly shared a tempestuous relationship with fellow DS Don Beech. He was often infuriated by the way Don used his charm to get results - chancing it, not playing it by the rules. Always wary of Don's methods, Daly became aware that he was corrupt, taking bribes and interfering with investigations resulting in may clashes and arguments with the fellow DS. Though he came close to exposing Beech (Walking On Water), he never gathered enough substantial evidence to present to his senior officers. Ironically, when Beech's corruption was finally uncovered by CIB, Daly had to be transferred away from the station in the 'clean sweep' of CID that followed (All Fall Down).
1998 - 2000: Acting Detective Inspector
2000 - Forcibly transferred with DI Deakin
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Major Storylines Edit
Walking on Water - Daly attempts to expose Beech as corrupt and very nearly suceeds