Coventry police mum inspires daughter to join West Midlands Police

Sarah and her daughter Joanne, who also works for West Midlands Police due to influences by her mum
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A Coventry police officer has inspired her daughter to join the force. PC Sarah Angus has been part of West Midlands Police since 1995 and has had many roles in that time.

She now works as part of the Force Support Unit at Coventry CID. Sarah has also worked on 'proactive' crime teams, from becoming a Project Guardian knife crime team member in Smethwick to spending 23 years as a response officer in Stetchford.

Her daughter Joanne was only 18 months old when Sarah joined the force, and policing was always a big part of the little girl's life. And Joanne realised she held the same ambitions as her mum, aiming to one day join West Midlands Police.

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She decided to pursue her dreams and became an officer in February 2021. Joanne has recently completed her training and is now on the Response team in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, and is one of the few of her cohort to achieve a first-class honours degree.

Speaking about Joanne's success, Sarah said: "It wasn’t always easy juggling a career in policing with having a young daughter, but it’s all worth it. I’m so proud of Joanne following in my footsteps and I’m excited to see where her career takes her."

Joanne added: "I knew from an early age that I wanted to be an officer when I grew up. Watching my mum really sparked that ambition within me and I’m happy to join her at West Midlands Police.

"I worked really hard on my degree and I’m proud of everything I’ve achieved so far. I’m excited to continue my career and want to take every opportunity available to me."

West Midlands Police have applications currently open for six entry routes from formal qualifications to a graduate scheme, practical police training, or a route to become a detective. To find out more and apply, visit the WMP recruitment portal here.

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