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Course 35 graduate today

12 Jun 2019 10:34am

A graduation ceremony will today welcome 22 new Probationary Constables to the South Australia Police.

Following a 12-month intensive training course at the SA Police Academy, they will now undertake a 16 to 18-month probationary period that aims to build on the skills they’ve developed and to provide valuable in-field experience.

At the academy they have had lessons in law, investigations and procedure combined with operational safety, firearms and basic driver training.

Former hotel manager Nicole Holt (left) said the year had been a challenging one and she is looking forward to getting out into the community.

“I’m being posted to Gawler,” she said. “When I get there I want to get to know the community and assist them where I can by putting what we’ve learnt at the academy into practice.  My aspirations for the future are to work in family violence.”

Probationary Constable Ben Grech, who worked in the construction industry for six years before joining SA Police, is a former state representative in soccer.

“I wanted a challenging and rewarding career where I would wake up each morning not knowing what the day holds,” he said.

While he is heading to Adelaide’s Southern District Fellow Course 35 graduate Maddy Wright is heading to Western District.

“This past year has challenged me more than I could have imagined and I am proud of what I have achieved,” she said. “I am looking forward to now putting the training into practice.”

A total of 22 cadets are graduating today – 11 men and 11 women raining in age from 19 to 42. If you think you have what it takes to be a police officer – as a young person or as someone looking for a career change, please take a close look at the career options.

SA Police are always recruiting, and offer more than 40 career options – including working as a police officer, protective security officer, community constable and in administration or support roles. If you are interested in join our team visit the website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/join-us