New Constables join the ranks of Tasmania Police

Ready to put their training into action are 9 women and 10 men graduating as Constables from the Tasmania Police Academy today.

“Graduating from the Police Academy and joining the ranks of Tasmania Police is a milestone in the career of every police officer,” said course director, Sergeant Genevieve Hickman.

“Today’s graduating constables have completed a rigorous 28-week training course at the Police Academy, and three weeks of practical experience in various stations around the state.

“These men and women have worked exceptionally hard and are ready to serve and protect their community from next week,” said Sergeant Hickman.

Among the graduating Constables are 24-year-old Ellie Davidson who achieved the award of Dux, and 23-year-old Sophie Malone who achieved the award of runner-up Dux.

“On behalf of Tasmania Police I congratulate and welcome our newest Constables today,” said Commissioner of Police, Darren Hine.

“The career of a police officer is rewarding and varied, and I hope each of our newest members are commencing what will be an enjoyable, long and fulfilling career.

“As a service we collectively look forward to watching the careers of our new members develop, but for this graduation moment, we take the time to celebrate their achievement with them,” said Commissioner Hine.

Of the 19 new Constables, 7 will be stationed at Hobart; 2 at Glenorchy; 4 at Launceston; 4 at Devonport, and 2 at Burnie.