CABRAMATTA police station has welcomed one new officer to its team and Fairfield five after they graduated as probationary constables from the NSW Police Force Academy last Friday.
Huy Diep was among 170 recruits who graduated on August 22.
The 30-year-old probationary constable said he was thrilled to finally begin his policing career at Cabramatta.
"I became very emotional the day I passed the course: I couldn't hold back the tears," he said.
"Now that I'm doing general duties, I'm really looking forward to interacting with people and serving the community."
The former computer technician said he was also looking forward to working in the local community because his background was Vietnamese.
"I can understand the language and the culture so it will definitely help me serve the community."
Probationary constable Corey White, who began his first day at Fairfield local area command on Monday, said he was thrilled to start his policing career at a busy station.
"Being a police officer is something I've always wanted to do," he said.
"I also have family in the job that speak so highly of it and how there are so many different pathways you can take.
"I chose Fairfield because I've heard a lot of good things about the area and how busy it is so I wanted to give back to the community in a busy command."
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.
NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said the new recruits could look forward to a rewarding and constantly changing career.