My name is John Sutherland.
I’m a married father of three and I live with my wife and children in South London.
I joined the Met Police in September 1992 and served a variety of ranks and roles across London.
I retired on ill health grounds in February 2018.
I write blogs about life and policing – about the extraordinary people I served alongside and the challenges they face.
I have written a book that tells the stories of my policing life – Blue: A Memoir, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
“Blue is a memoir of crime and calamity, of adventure and achievement, of friendship and failure, of laughter and loss, of the best and the worst of humanity, of serious illness and slow recovery. With searing honesty, it offers an immensely moving and personal insight into what it is to be a police officer in Britain today.”
You can also watch my TEDx talk here:
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