AFP Welcomes 46 New Members In Dual Graduation

The AFP has welcomed 46 new recruits ready to be deployed nationally in policing and protective services after a dual graduation ceremony in Canberra last week (26 April, 2024).

The members include 26 from the Federal Police Development Program, who will deploy to Counter Terrorism and Special Investigations, Crime, Cyber, Intelligence, Covert Services and Specialist Protective Commands, and 20 from the Protective Service Officer (PSO) Program, who will be deployed across Australia.

PSO Courtney McKew was among the graduating recruits, having joined the force after a diverse career with the Australian Defence Force and as a funeral director’s assistant.

“I applied to the AFP because I was interested in a career with a good work-life balance and the opportunity for growth,” she said.

“To those who are considering joining I would say absolutely go for it, you will learn so much during your time at the college, make lifelong friendships and build your resilience.”

Commander Sandra Booth welcomed the newest recruits to the AFP and thanked them for their hard work throughout their training and commitment to protecting the community.

“I am extremely proud to welcome these new recruits to the AFP family,” Commander Booth said.

“Our recruits are the best of the best and I have no doubt this cohort will go on to achieve amazing things in the community.

“To anyone with an interest in joining the AFP, I strongly urge you to look at our vacancies and learn about the many challenging and rewarding roles we have on offer.

“A career in policing and protection is one of the most important and rewarding roles in the country, and it is an honour to serve our Australian community.”

Upon graduation, recruits are provided with six weeks’ annual leave, four mandatory rest days, 15.4 per cent superannuation and an annual salary of up to $100,000

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