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Tags: rod stewart | penny lancaster | police officer

Rod Stewart's Wife Becomes a London Cop

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Rod Stewart (R) and his wife Penny Lancaster (L) pose on the red carpet on arrival for the BRIT Awards 2020 in London on Feb.18, 2020. (TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images)
 

By    |   Tuesday, 15 June 2021 12:00 PM

Rod Stewart's wife, Penny Lancaster, is enforcing the long arm of the law. 

Instead of living a life of luxury, the former model and TV personality chose to focus on public service and is now patrolling the streets of London as a police officer.

Last week marked her first day officially on duty after recently qualifying as a cop, according to The Sun

The idea to join the force first came to her in 2019, after appearing on "Famous and Fighting Crime." The Channel 4 series sees celebrities join police officers in fighting crime. The following year she joined the force as a volunteer special constable. 

Speaking about her experiences, Lancaster recently revealed that she helped to save the life of a suicidal woman.

"When you think of policing, you think of the most violent crimes but we're out there to help the most vulnerable," she told "Good Morning Britain," according to the Daily Mail. "At this particular time there's a lot of incidents on the bridges and I did help someone who was very desperate on the bridge the other night. It can be rewarding in so many ways."

Lancaster added that her husband, Stewart, fully supported her career path. 

"It is dangerous, but the police are the public, the public are the police," she shared. "There’s women and men alike – brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, we’re just regular people but we put that uniform on to help protect."

What bought her to the force was her desire to serve the community. Lancaster explained that the "campaigning and charity work I do" was "just an extension of working for the community and for the good of people." She wanted to become a police officer to serve the community.

"I’m giving up my time to help the community and that’s why I wanted to become a police officer, to be out there," she said. "We’ve got to look after the police and make sure when their lives are taken, punishment is given."

Looking at how her life could have been, Lancaster told Daily Mail that she could be walking the red carpet with her husband, or in their stable with the goats, living a laid-back lifestyle, but being a cop was who she was. 

"There comes a time when everyone questions themselves and asks, "Who am I? Who am I at my core?’" she said. “This is what I feel I should always have been doing. It's about identity."

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