Twenty-one new ACT Policing officers
Release Date: Friday, September 14 2012, 02:45 PM
Twenty-one new officers were officially sworn in as Constable of Police in front of family and friends at the Australian Federal Police College in Barton this afternoon (Friday, September 14).
Chief Police Officer for the ACT Roman Quaedvlieg attended today’s attestation, and congratulated the new officers for completing the challenging 26 week training course.
“These new Constables were not only tested physically, emotionally and academically over the past 26 weeks, but many also made personal sacrifices, including postponing a wedding, delaying a honeymoon and relocating from interstate to complete their training. This demonstrates the commitment of our newest police officers to ACT Policing, and to the wider ACT community,” Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg said.
“This recruit class also claimed the title of being the fittest group the AFP College has seen. They not only set a new benchmark for future recruits, but proved they are physically prepared for their new roles as ACT Policing officers.”
The recruit class comprises 21 men, ranging in age from 21 to 41. They bring a wide range of experience and skills to the frontline from previous careers, including time served in the IT and security industries, the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, the Australian Defence Force and various roles within the AFP.
Constable Bradley Stapleton was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Recruit Training for his demonstrated excellence in all elements of the program, including; teamwork, leadership, communication, academic achievement, physical training and commitment to the values of the AFP.
The new Constables will be deployed to various police stations around Canberra after completing a two week rotation within the Traffic Operations portfolio. This is the third recruit course to graduate from the “you’d make a great cop” campaign conducted by ACT Policing in 2010.