30 Aug 2017 6:37am
Today is graduation day for 27 new police officers, including Probationary Constables Ben Skewes and Chantelle Ryder.
Probationary Constable Skewes is heading out to Port Augusta for his first posting in his policing career.
A keen soccer player and former government employee, Probationary Constable Skews says he has always been interested in a police career.
“I chose this career as it has always been something that has interested me. To be able to help the community and make a positive impact is one of the main reasons I wanted to become a police officer.”
Probationary Constable Ryder shares her colleague’s love of soccer, having played in the Australian under 14 team and then the Adelaide United Lady Reds in the 2015-16 W-League season.
“I have wanted to be a police officer for as long as I can remember. I always admired the job that police officers do and my uncle was member in Queensland when I was younger.
“The course was a lot of hard work and I am glad I can finally graduate and begin my career.
“I have been posted to Western Adelaide. I hope to just find my feet on patrols for a few years before looking into anything specific.”
Congratulations and welcome to all our new police officers.
South Australia Police is currently recruiting. For information on how to apply for a role as a Police Officer, Protective Security Officer or Community Constable, please contact South Australia Police Recruiting Section on 732 23353 or visit www.achievemore.com.au
Probationary Constable Chantelle Ryder and Probationary Constable Ben Skewes