Event 9 | Parm Sandhu | Black and Blue


Parm Sandhu Black and Blue – One Woman’s Story of Policing and Prejudice

At the point of her retirement from the Metropolitan Police Service in 2019, Parm Sandhu was the most senior BAME woman in the capital’s police force. She was the only non-white female to be promoted from constable to Chief Superintendent.  In this enthralling memoir, Parm chronicles her journey from life on the outskirts of Birmingham as a child of immigrants and after an arranged, abusive marriage at sixteen,  her escape to London with her son to embark upon a career in the Met.

In conversation with Stuart Prebble

When: Monday 8th November 2021 @ 4.30 pm
Where: The Bull Ballroom


Parm Sandhu joined the police in 1989 and rose through the ranks to become the highest ranking female Asian Officer in the Met.  Among many honours, Parm has been awarded Asian Woman of the Year; the Vasakhi Award (Mayor of London) and Sikh Woman of Distinction Award.

Stuart Prebble was for many years a leading television journalist, notably on ITV’s World in Action series, and later become CEO of ITV.  He is now a successful producer and writer.


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