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New police recruits graduate today

11 Sep 2019 10:01am

After 12 months of hard work, the members of Course 37 at the SA Police Academy today graduate as Probationary Constables.

The 14 recruits – eight women and six men ranging in age from 22 to 50 – will now be based in a range of locations, furthering their training.

Over the last year they have studied a range of important topics including the law, investigational techniques, police procedures, operational safety, firearms and driver training, while over the next 16 to 18-months they will build on those skills with in-field experience.

Among today’s graduating class are Jevan Garner and Rebecca Arnesen who both brought customer-related skills from past jobs into their new career.

Jevan Garner and Rebecca Arnesen

Probationary Constable Garner has been a sales assistant while Probationary Constable Arnesen had been a team leader within a call centre, but both were attracted to the diversity of roles available by working for SA Police.

“I have always wanted to be a police officer,” Probationary Constable Arnesen, who is heading for Adelaide’s Western District, said. “I like the idea of going to different jobs every day and never knowing exactly what you are going to experience."

Like Probationary Constable Garner - who is going to be based in Adelaide’s Southern District - she has a long-term goal of working as a detective, particularly within Major Crime.

“After spending a year at the police academy I can’t wait to put all I have learnt into practice,” Probationary Constable Garner said. “It’s been a full-on year and I have gained a number of good friends along the way.”

If you are looking for a career path offering great diversity and challenges, remember police are always recruiting.

SAPOL offers 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 joining our team visit the SA Police website here.