My name is John Sutherland.
I am a married dad of three and I live with my wife and children in South London.
I joined the Metropolitan Police in 1992 and served in a variety of ranks and roles for more than twenty-five years, until my early retirement on medical grounds in 2018.
These days, I speak a bit and I write a bit.
My first book, Blue, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It tells the stories of my policing life and of my slow recovery from the serious nervous breakdown that ended my operational career.
My second book, Crossing the Line, will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson on May 14 2020.