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Police recruits hit the beat

A DOZEN new faces are finding their feet across the Cumberland Police Area Command (PAC) this week.

They were among 265 newly graduated probationary constables welcomed to the policing family at a graduation ceremony at the Police Academy at Goulburn.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said they will spend the next 12 months learning “what it truly means to wear the two-blues uniform”.
“I have no doubt that every day will prove both challenging and rewarding for these recruits as they begin their career as police officers,” he said.
The ceremony also included the retirement of assistant commissioner Mark Jenkins, who previously worked in general duties and investigations at Auburn, Parramatta, and Merrylands Police Stations after joining the force in 1981.
The 12 probationary constables at Cumberland, along with another five newly minted officers who have started their policing careers at the Auburn PAC, will spend a year completing on-the job training and studying an Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education.