Recruit Course 1/2019 graduates from the Police Academy today with 18 new Constables joining the ranks of Tasmania Police.
“Graduating from the Police Academy today are our newest group of Constables who are ready to put their training into action,” said Inspector Kathy Bennett from Recruit Training Services.
“The 10 men and 8 women have completed a rigorous 28-week training course at the Police Academy, and three weeks of practical experience in various stations around the state.
“They’ve worked exceptionally hard and are ready to serve and protect their community from next week,” said Inspector Bennett.
Among the graduating Constables are Madison Hickman who achieved the award of Dux, and Clare McVeity who achieved the award of runner-up Dux.
“Dux of the Course, Madison Hickman, is the second youngest of today’s Graduates and joined Tasmania Police after successfully completing the Career Development Programme offered by Tasmania Police to Year 12 students,” said Inspector Bennett.
“Runner-Up Dux, Clare McVeity, joined Recruit Course 1/2019 three weeks after everyone else due to an early resignation from the Course, and has done exceptionally well to not only catch up, but to achieve the second highest ranking of those graduating today.”
Of the 18 new Constables, 9 will be stationed at Launceston; 5 at Hobart, 2 at Burnie and 2 at Devonport.
“On behalf of Tasmania Police I welcome our newest Constables as they are inducted into our ranks today,” said Commissioner of Police, Darren Hine.
“Graduating from the Police Academy is a milestone in the career of every police officer, and I hope each of our newest members are commencing what will be an enjoyable, long and fulfilling career,” said Commissioner Hine.