Cabramatta's thin blue line extended

New post: Probationary constable Christopher Lewis began his policing career at Cabramatta police station last week.Picture: Anna Warr

New post: Probationary constable Christopher Lewis began his policing career at Cabramatta police station last week.Picture: Anna Warr

CABRAMATTA police station has welcomed three new officers to its team after they passed as probationary constables at the NSW Police Force Academy earlier this month.

Christopher Lewis, Giang Luu and Matthew Egan were among 182 recruits who graduated on May 5.

Probationary constable Lewis said he was thrilled to graduate and finally begin his policing career at Cabramatta.

"Being a police officer is something I've always wanted to do so I thought if I don't do it now I never will," he said. "I'm really looking forward to the challenge, serving the community and helping people through tasks and situations."

The former bank manager said working in a multicultural area would also be a challenge but it was something he was looking forward to.

The officers will each complete 12 months of on-the-job training, along with additional study via distance education with Charles Sturt University before graduating with their associate-level degree.

Cabramatta local area commander Superintendent Wayne Murray was thrilled with the additions.

"I'm very proud and pleased to welcome the new recruits to Cabramatta local area command and look forward to guiding them through their first year as police officers," he said.

"I'm sure they'll approach their new roles with enthusiasm and vigour."

Mr Murray said the command would benefit from the new officers.

"Their arrival is fantastic news for the local communities we serve.

"During their first 12 months as police officers the probationary constables will take on many challenges.

"At the same time they'll also experience the tremendous sense of achievement and reward that comes with being an officer with the NSW Police Force."

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