New AFP recruits ready to serve and protect across Australia

Additionally, 20 recruits from the Protective Service Officer (PSO) Program are poised to serve in various locations across the nation.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) welcomed 46 new recruits in a dual graduation ceremony held in Canberra on April 26, 2024.

Among the new members are 26 graduates from the Federal Police Development Program, set to be deployed in critical areas such as Counter Terrorism, Special Investigations, Crime, Cyber, Intelligence, Covert Services, and Specialist Protective Commands.

Additionally, 20 recruits from the Protective Service Officer (PSO) Program are poised to serve in various locations across the nation.

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One of the graduating PSOs, Courtney McKew, brings a wealth of diverse experience to her new role. Transitioning from a career in the Australian Defence Force and as a funeral director’s assistant, McKew saw joining the AFP as an opportunity for a fulfilling career with ample growth prospects and work-life balance.

“I applied to the AFP because I was interested in a career with a good work-life balance and the opportunity for growth,” she shared, emphasizing the enriching experience and lifelong friendships formed during her training.

Commander Sandra Booth expressed her pride in welcoming the new recruits to the AFP fold, commending their dedication throughout the training process and their commitment to safeguarding the community.

“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,” said Commander Booth, urging anyone interested in joining the AFP to explore the diverse and rewarding roles available.

A career in policing and protection, she emphasized, is not only vital but also deeply rewarding, offering recruits six weeks’ annual leave, mandatory rest days, superannuation benefits, and competitive salaries of up to $100,000 annually.

As these new recruits embark on their journey to serve and protect, their induction into the AFP marks not just a personal milestone but also a commitment to ensuring the safety and security of communities across Australia.

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