TWO new probationary constables have joined the ranks at Cabramatta and they are looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
Jonathan Bettles, 26, and Dominador Reyes, 41, have found it easy to settle in despite only starting three weeks ago.
Probationary Constable Reyes said he was happy to have been sent to Cabramatta.
"I was hoping to get this local area command because of its multicultural side and there's great staff here," he said.
"I find the staff easygoing and good to talk to."
Probationary Constable Reyes was born in the Philippines but lived a year in Villawood before moving to Campbelltown.
"I've always wanted to be a police officer, ever since I was young," he said.
"It's always been my passion to help stop crime and violence.
"I want to eventually become a detective."
Probationary Constable Bettles grew up in Bonnyrigg and is also fulfilling his lifetime dream of becoming a police officer.
"It's something I've always wanted to do," he said.
He said some of the reasons that attracted him to the job were the experiences, the people he might come across and the chance to help the community.
Cabramatta was Probationary Constable Bettles's first preference for placement.
"So I was happy," he said.
"I'm really glad to be here and I'm really looking forward to getting out there."
Both men have been through intensive training at the NSW police academy in Goulburn and are now on general duties.