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, until my retirement in February 2018.
I write blogs about life and policing – about the extraordinary people I served alongside and the extraordinary challenges they face.
I also write books.
Blue: A Memoir was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in May 2017.
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.
My second book, Crossing the Line, will be published by W&N in May 2020.
I did a TEDx talk a little while back. You can watch it here:
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