Today, South Australia Police retrospectively acknowledges and celebrates the prior graduation of 102 Probationary Constables and Protective Security Officers at a ceremony at Adelaide Oval.
Graduates from Cadet Courses 39, 40, 41 and 42 and a single Protective Security Officer Course were in attendance after COVID-19 restrictions prevented the attendance of family and friends at traditional Academy graduation ceremonies conducted in April, May and June this year.
The police and protective security officers being recognised today come from a diverse range of backgrounds and past experiences.
Following an intensive training course at the South Australia Police Academy, the cadets are now operational police officers undertaking a 16 to 18-month probationary period that aims to build on the skills that they developed during that training.
At the Academy, they had lessons in law, investigations and procedure combined with operational safety, firearms and basic driver training.
Commissioner of Police, Grant Stevens said this ceremony is an opportunity for us as colleagues, family and friends to celebrate their achievements.
“This unique commemoration graduation is recognition of a milestone for our latest police and protective security officers, even though they have been officially sworn in and are already undertaking their duties,” he said.
COVID-19 has seen an increase in demand for policing services; and as a result, we are actively recruiting right now for police and protective security officers.
For more information about joining SA Police. please visit our recruiting website: https://www.police.sa.gov.au/join-us