Major Kerry Waterman joined the RSS in September 2019 as Director of Policing and Risk Management.
In 2002, Major Waterman emigrated 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 was promoted to the rank of Captain within two and a half years. During this time, he successfully completed his Master’s degree in Training Management and Consultancy at The University of Portsmouth and also qualified as an Equality and Diversity Adviser, a course offered by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham. He completed his military Short Service Commission and then joined the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in September 2008, where, after successfully gaining a place on the National Higher Potential Development Scheme, he completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Police Leadership and Management at Warwick Business School.
Major Waterman was a 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 seven years of joining the police service; a testament to his hard work and dedication.
He successfully completed the Senior Investigating Officer Course at The Crime Academy- Hendon Police Training Centre and was part of the senior leadership team on the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Commands prior to starting with the RSS. He is a national hostage negotiation and crisis intervention specialist and has intervened in numerous potentially life changing situations. During his time as head of the MPS’ International Unit on the Organised Crime Command, Major Waterman and his team were featured in Season 2 of the BBC documentary series Fugitives.
A keen sportsman, Major Waterman, a former kickboxer who represented 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 three powerlifting records and also placed third at the British National Powerlifting Championships. Major Waterman has also represented his Corp and regiments in numerous military cricket competitions. He is an avid runner and has run the London Marathon on two occasions where he raised money for the Macmillan Cancer Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Major Waterman is the recipient of the Barbados 50th Anniversary of Independence Golden Jubilee awardee for outstanding service in the UK to the military and police.