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New police recruit set to become family's fifth generation of officers serving force

Adam McWalter is set to become a Pc with West Midlands Police. Credit: PA

A new recruit to West Midlands Police has become the fifth generation of his family to join the force.

Adam McWalter, 27, is part of a family that has served West Midlands Police since the early 1900s.

Seven of his relatives have walked their beat, with Mr McWalter becoming the fifth generation in his family to do so.

Previously a police community support officer, he is now set to finish his police constable training programme this summer.

Five generations of Mr McWalter's family have served the force. Credit: PA

Mr McWalter said: "Having heard all about the force from relatives, it definitely made me want to become a police officer; it is clearly in my blood but the thought of being able to help protect the public and make a difference is really inspiring."

West Midlands Police is hoping to enlist 800 officers, 150 new police community support officers and 200 specialist staff over the next three years.