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SA Police welcome new graduates

05 Sep 2018 10:34am

South Australia Police today welcomes 23 new graduates into the organisation, with a ceremony to mark the completion of their 12-month training program at the Police Academy.

Course 29 has 11 men and 12 women graduating today, ranging in age from 19 to 51.

Among them are Elizabeth McErlean and Matthew Butler who will soon be putting their training into practice in roles with the Eastern and Northern Districts in Adelaide.

Probationary Constable McErlean, who won the course Operational Safety Award, said today’s graduation will be a huge milestone in life.

“I chose policing career because I wanted a long and rewarding career helping the community while being a person I can be proud of,” she said.

Probationary Constable Butler worked for three years in the retail industry before joining the South Australian Police, and is in the Army Reserve as a rifleman.

“I am so proud to be graduating as a member of SAPOL,” he said. “It is a career that offers multiple pathways to choose from.”

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

Whether a school leaver, a university graduate, or someone seeking to change careers there are many ways to join SA Police.