Detective Chief Inspector Kerry Waterman was born on the 18th October 1975 and was raised in the parish of St. Peter, Barbados. He attended Leacock’s Private School, the St. Michael School and Barbados Community College before he went on to the University of the West Indies where he successfully completed his degree.
In 2002, Kerry immigrated to the United Kingdom where he gained a place at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst (RMAS). He commissioned into the British Army in 2004 where as a graduate officer he promoted to the rank of Captain within two and a half years. During this time he successfully completed his master’s degree and also qualified as an Equality and Diversity Adviser. He completed his military Short Service Commission and then joined the Metropolitan Police Service in September 2008.
Kerry is a career New Scotland Yard Detective and has investigated numerous serious and complex cases, some of which have gained national media coverage. He rose through the ranks to Detective Chief Inspector within 7 years of joining the police service, a record for a black officer and a testament to his hard work and dedication. He is a national hostage negotiatorand crisis intervention specialist and has intervened in numerous potentially life changing situations.
A member of the Metropolitan Police Service’s Black Police Association, Kerry has met with the Deputy Mayor for London in conjunction with the National Chairman to advise on improving the progression opportunities for black, minority and ethnic (BME) personnel with the police service.
In his spare time Kerry gives motivational talks to inner city students and has also worked with students on the Prince’s Trust, giving career advice and conducting mock-interviews. He also is also a mentor.
An avid sportsman, Kerry is a former kickboxer whorepresented Barbados at the national level, was the captain of the RMAS boxing team and a member of the army powerlifting team where he held the bench press record for his weight category. He then became a member of the Metropolitan Police Powerlifting Team where he held 3 powerlifting records and also placed third at the British National Powerlifting Championships.