A father with 30 years service in the Met was bursting with pride as his son followed in his footsteps and completed his training to become a fully fledged police officer.
Last week, Police Sergeant Ken McNish from Havering proudly attended his son’s passing out parade at Hendon Training School.
Both men were acknowledged during the ceremony which was held on Friday, 8 May by Chief Superintendent Craig Haslam, who praised both generations for their contribution to policing.
His son, Ben, was attested just a few weeks prior to Sergeant McNish completing 30 years’ service in the Metropolitan Police on 20 May.
Both Sergeant and PC McNish then had the honour of meeting with the Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe where Sergeant McNish, in accordance with police tradition proudly presented his pocket book for inspection.
New recruit PC McNish was then asked by the Commissioner what drew him to join the Met. He replied: “I have seen my dad’s passion for the job and it’s just something I have always wanted to do.”
Ben is a graduate who speaks a number of languages and he will be joining Redbridge Borough as a probationary constable.
Sergeant Ken McNish, said: “I am the Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant on Cranham’s Ward and remain passionate about the job I do. This was a proud day for the McNish family and I hope Ben finds his service as rewarding and enjoyable as I have.”