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Tuesday, 5 February 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY: BLACKS IN BRITAINS POLICE FORCE:
People claim that the first Black Police Officer was in 1967, but 130's before then, a black man, John Kent was appointed in August 1837 as constable to Carlisle City Police Force, having already served as an appointed to the Magistrates in Maryport. It is believe he arrived as a seaman at White haven where he was given freedom, it seems likely he was enslaved from a West African port, but proved his ability as a seaman, making several trips across the Atlantic and he may have been given the sun name after his ship, The Kent which his recorded as a slave ship.