Detective Sergeant Norwell Roberts QPM
1967–1997 (Service as a Police Officer)
The first black police officer to join London's Metropolitan Police. He rose to the rank of Detective Sergeant. In 1995, Roberts' was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for distinguished service.During his career, he was considered to be the first black police officer in the United Kingdom, although it has since been revealed that he had been preceded by a 19th-century constable in Carlisle named John Kent.