A NEW constable is following in the footsteps of three family members after joining the police force.

Lauren Jackson has joined her mum, stepfather and stepsister in helping to keep the communities of Greater Manchester safe.

The 20-year-old was attested as a police constable with Greater Manchester Police on August 13 this year.

PC Lauren Jackson’s mum Tina is currently a Detective Constable at Bury while her stepfather, Inspector Jim Jones part of the Criminal Justice Branch and her stepsister Rachel, a PC in Tameside.

PC Jackson said: “I have been really excited to start my training to be a PC. I have wanted to be part of the police for as long as I can remember because I love helping people.

“With my parents also being part of the force, as well as my stepsister — I wanted to follow in their footsteps to make them as proud of me as I am of them.

"The training has been really interesting but I just can’t wait to get out there.”

Following an intense training course, PC Jackson will be joining the team in Rochdale and will be preparing to start her first shift on Monday, December 23.

Insp Jones said: “It makes me so proud to see Lauren following in my footsteps but also being able to forge her own path within Greater Manchester Police.

“Myself, Tina and Rachel have all been offering words of wisdom and guidance for Lauren’s first day out on patrol, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where her career takes her.”