Andy Hewlett

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Andy Hewlett is a police officer. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1993, and discovered he was HIV positive during his probationary period. He had already decided to be out as a gay man in the police, having had to conceal it while he was in the army.

He disclosed his status to his bosses and colleagues, which led to the Metropolitan Police devising its first policy for supporting HIV positive employees. He later took on a voluntary role as an HIV consultant for the Gay Police Association. He also served as LGBT Police Liaison Officer for Lambeth.[1]

In 2011 while off duty, he and his partner confronted rioting youths in Croydon.[2]


  1. Paul Dear, "Positive reaction to HIV" BBC News 17 November 2005
  2. Hannah Williamson "Hero cop fights Croydon looters while off duty* Croydon Guardian 15 August 2011