|“||From Gerry's expression, any investigator could instantly tell that they're dealing with someone who's mind is closed to new ideas.||”|
— Dan Griffin, Bermondsey Boy
|Born||c.1961 (aged ~57)|
|Portrayed by||Nicholas Lyndhurst|
|First Appearance||Cry Me A River|
|Final Appearance||The Crazy Gang|
|Occupation||Metropolitan Police Officer (c.1980-c.2013)|
|Title||Detective Chief Inspector (retired)|
|Police Branch|| Diplomatic Protection Group (??-??)|
Murder Squad (??-c.2013)
|Spouse||Sarah Griffin (??-2015)|
|Partner||Fiona Kennedy (c.2014/5-)|
Daniel Griffin (born c.1961) was a Detective Chief Inspector for the Metropolitan Police Service, retiring in 2013. After only a couple of months, he decided to come out of retirement and join UCOS, being recommended by Brian Lane as his replacement. He has a daughter, Holly Griffin, with his ex-wife, who is currently in a mental institution. He is currently dating Fiona Kennedy as of 2015.
- Dan Griffin is the second member to join the UCOS team since its formation.
- Brian Lane was partially responsible for Griffin's recruitment to UCOS having recommended him to Sandra Pullman.
- Griffin seems to strive for a social life despite having little, if any, friends. He was saddened when his daughter moved out for university and, with his wife in a mental institution, felt very lonely. Out of sympathy his colleagues at UCOS decided to invite him out more.
- After his daughter moved out he decided to get a cat.
- Griffin is trained in the arts of body language, having done a crash course in 2014.
- He has a fond taste in jazz music, his daughter too.
- He is not fond of surprises, to the extent where he will write a list for his daughter concerning his birthday and christmas gifts.
- His ex-wife Sarah Griffin, separated but not divorced, is in a secure mental institution for self-harming and attempting to drown their daughter when she was 13. It is very clear that this has deeply affected him, despite claiming to still love her.
- He is a very good chess player, defeating Gerry Standing in under four moves.
- His sister was a member of the Club Tropicana fan club.