The 1960s were thought to be the decade when British policing welcomed its first black officers, with Ralph Ramadhar joining Birmingham City Police shortly before Norwell Roberts joined the Metropolitan Police, however retired Cumbrian officer Ray Greenhow has discovered that John Kent was actually Britain's first black officer - some 130 years earlier! Learn about the trials and tribulations of Kent, the son of a former slave, in a fascinating insight into policing Cumberland during the 1830s and 1840s..

Britain's First Black Policeman