Rod Stewart's wife Penny Lancaster reveals she's joining the London Police

Publish Date
Friday, 5 June 2020, 5:37PM

Rod Stewart's wife will soon be a crime-fighting model after she revealed that she is set to become a police officer.

Penny Lancaster signed up to join the City of London Police as a special constable after she had a taste of life on the beat through a reality TV series she took part in. 

And it seems that she enjoyed law enforcement so much that she has decided to take it up as a career.

The 49-year-old featured on the show Famous and Fighting Crime last year where she was seen working with officers from Cambridgeshire Police.

The English model has now successfully completed the application process for the part-time role.

Penny will join the City of London Police after undergoing training once the UK's lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Speaking about her new career, she said: "I did a show called Famous and Fighting Crime where I was involved with the police.

"It was terrifying but I never felt more comfortable in a position and I felt like this is where I was supposed to be.

"I have signed up to be an officer. I had to sit exams, English and maths type of exams, and go for an interview with two officers. And then I did a fitness test which was the bleep test which was pretty tricky so I had to get fit for that and I passed.

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"Then I had to do this massive vetting form going through all personal details of myself, my family, people I know and all that kind of thing. So now I'm waiting for the training to begin so I can serve the community.

"I'm going to become a police officer for the City Police in London."

Both her husband and her parents have admitted concerns about her joining the force, she said: "My mum and dad are not so keen on the idea but I can't wait.

"I feel sorry for the police right now because they really, really have their work cut out for them trying to create social distancing while trying to arrest someone."

While Rod added: "No one's ever been able to stop Penny if she's decided she wants to do something. And I'm always behind her all the way.

"But am I scared for her? Yes, a little. Did you see that drug addict who threatened to stab her with a needle on the TV show?

"As long as she's accompanied at all times by another constable, she'll be okay."

The mother-of-two, who married Sir Rod in 2007, said the experience has made her realise how underfunded the police are.