Sting's Son Giacomo Sumner Joins the Police — Not His Father's Band — in United Kingdom: Report

Giacomo, who previously earned a degree in criminal justice, reportedly said the role has been his "dream" since childhood

<p>Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic</p> Trudie Styler, Giacomo Sumner, Sting in New York City in April 2014

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Trudie Styler, Giacomo Sumner, Sting in New York City in April 2014

Sting and his son are now both members of the police — well, kind of.

The Grammy-winning "Every Breath You Take" icon's son, Giacomo Sumner, 72, reportedly joined the Metropolitan Police in a recent North London ceremony attended by his father, whose real name is Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner, and mother, Trudie Styler, 70.

Multiple outlets including Daily Mail and The Sun reported the news this past week, noting that Giacomo joined law enforcement earlier in May and previously wrote on social media, "Becoming a police officer has been my dream since I was 13."

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<p>Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic</p> Giacomo Sumner in New York City in April 2014

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Giacomo Sumner in New York City in April 2014

A rep for Sting did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

In 2020, Styler posted to Facebook and revealed Giacomo had graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from California Lutheran University. "Congratulations, G. Dad and I so very proud of you," she wrote at the time. "Your hard work has paid off!"

Giacomo, 28, is the youngest of Sting and Styler's four shared children, which also include Mickey Sumner, 40, Jake Sumner, 38, and Eliot Sumner, 33. The Police frontman also shares son Joe Sumner, 46, and daughter Fuschia Sumner, 42, with his former wife, actress Frances Tomelty.

<p>J. Vespa/WireImage</p> Trudie Styler, Sting and Giacomo Sumner

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Trudie Styler, Sting and Giacomo Sumner

In a February 2020 interview with PEOPLE, Sting opened up about fatherhood — something he didn't plan to pursue. "I never intended to be a dad," said the "Roxanne" singer at the time.

"I became a dad by accident six times — that's how smart I am. Yet they were the happiest accidents of my life because they're remarkable human beings," added Sting. "I can't really take much credit for that, but they are, and they, too, have produced seven grandchildren at this point, who are also wonderful. So all of this has happened by accident. I didn't intend to be the patriarch of a tribe, but I am."

"No parent is perfect, and I'm sure that there were times when it was great to be my child, and also times it was just a pain in the ass," he continued. "I'd go pick the kids up from school and other parents are asking for my autograph. That's embarrassing for me and the kids."

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<p>ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty </p> Sting and Trudie Styler in New York City in February 2024


Sting and Trudie Styler in New York City in February 2024

As a father, Sting stressed the idea of his children needing to make livings for themselves.

"My kids are fiercely independent," he told PEOPLE. "They're not sitting there waiting for a handout at all, and I wouldn't want to rob them of that adventure in life: to make your own living. It's a wonderful and difficult thing to do. So I haven't promised them anything. I'll obviously help them if they're in trouble, but they're not waiting for a handout. They're too independent."

The parenting style is one Sting learned while growing up in Wallsend, a shipyard town in northeastern England. In the '50s and '60s, he recalled his parents thinking his idea of pursuing music as a career was "absurd."

"You leave school and you get a job, so there was no idea of making a living out of playing music," he says. "It would be absurd. Absurd. And of course, it was. I just got through the gate by the skin of my teeth."

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