Mr. Papageorgiou was born on the 28th of January 1955, in the village of Agios Amvrosios, in the District of Kyrenia.
He graduated from the high school of his village and on the 28th of July 1973 he joined the Police Service.
He was originally posted in the Reserve Force and following this he was posted at various Police Stations in the District of Nicosia, in Nicosia and Limassol CID, the Central CID at the Police Headquarters, in the Drug Law Enforcement Unit and at the Police Academy. He has also served as the head of the Criminal Services Unit, the Drug Law Enforcement Unit, Director of the European Union & International Police Cooperation Unit (EU &IPCD), Director of the Divisional Police Headquarters of Pafos and later as Director of Department D (Scientific and Technical Support) of the Police Headquarters.
In 1984 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, in 1990 to the rank of Inspector, in 1998 to the rank of Chief Inspector, in 2002 to the rank of Superintendent B, in 2003 to the rank of Superintendent A and in 2005 to the rank of Chief Superintendent. On 14/09/06 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police taking on the duties of Assistant Chief of Police (Education). On the 1st May 2007, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police by the president of the Republic of Cyprus and on the 1st July 2009, again by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, he was promoted to Chief of Police.
During his service in the Police, he obtained a degree in Police Issues from EXETER University in the UK. Additionally, he had taken part in many training seminars in Cyprus and abroad, regarding various Police related subjects, such as a 13 month training in Germany regarding narcotics and training at the FBI in the USA for a period of 11 weeks.
Mr. Papageorgiou is married and has two daughters.