Police Constable Sislin Fay Allen

1968-1972 (Service as a Police Constable)

The first non-white female police constable in the United Kingdom. Allen went from working as a nurse in London to becoming a historical figure after she was selected as the United Kingdom’s first Black policewoman. She served in the Metropolitan Police and was later posted to the Missing Persons Bureau at Scotland Yard. In 1972, Allen left The Met to return home to her native Jamaica and joined the Jamaica Constabulary Force.