Twenty-three Probationary Constables are about to embark on the next exciting steps in their careers with SAPOL.
The new graduates of Course 43 will be sworn in at 1.00 pm on Wednesday, 26 May (today) at the Police Academy.
Course 43 is the first group to graduate under the new 9.5 month training course which commenced in August 2020.
The graduates of Course 43 are aged between 21 and 42 years.
Previously a teacher in the UK, Probationary Constable Luke Keesing relocated to Adelaide in 2009. He is a member of the Australian Senior Men’s Lacrosse team, has played in Israel and officiated at various national championships. Luke was drawn to applying with SAPOL given the active role he will play in the community and because every day is different.
Luke’s time at the Police Academy was very rewarding and has provided him with a great foundation for the next chapter ahead.
“The academy was a great experience for me. I met many like-minded people from different backgrounds and I thoroughly enjoyed being taught by our mentors, other sergeants and various senior constables along the way,” Luke said.
Luke will be posted in the Western District where he plans on staying as a general duties member before moving into a specialist area later down the track.
Fellow Course 43 graduate, Probationary Constable Meg Simister has wanted to join the police since the age of eight.
Meg currently volunteers with the SA Country Fire Service and has found the course training extremely rewarding, reflecting on some key highlights from the course.
“There has been many highlights such as driver training, tactical options training and our numerous outphases with response teams, traffic teams and exposure to the custody cells,” Meg said.
Living in the Adelaide Hills all of her life, Meg is looking forward to working in the CBD environment.
SAPOL is always recruiting, and offer more than 40 career options, including working as a Police Officer, Protective Security Officer or Community Constable.
If you know someone who might be interested in joining SAPOL, encourage them to visit our recruiting website: www.police.sa.gov.au/join-us