They haven't been called to many home burglaries or bar fights, but it has still been a whirlwind few months for two of Launceston's latest police recruits.
Stepping into the role during a global pandemic, Constable Danielle Abery and Constable Connor Pask have been exposed to a different life on the beat.
For Constable Abery, who graduated in March, taking on the job also meant moving north from Hobart.
"Launceston is known as one of the busier districts, as far as policing, and that was quite nerve-wracking when I first graduated because I am from Hobart, so I had to learn a new city as well as a new job," she said.
But with strict restrictions in place, and a drop in some offences, Constable Abery said she was "lucky to have been able to ease into Launceston".
"I expect it to get busier, with restrictions starting to lift, but it has been mostly what I expected, just maybe a little bit more paperwork," she laughed.
"It varies every day, you never know what you are going to be called to."
As for kicking off her career in the midst of a crisis, she said it was a learning curve for everyone.
"I suppose we are all new to it, not just me or the graduates, but everyone else as well," she said.
"We are all learning how to deal with the situation, but the majority of people are doing the right thing."
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It has been a slightly different experience for Constable Pask who graduated in September last year and is now working in his hometown of Launceston.
"It's been different, but I already know the area, which is nice," he said.
"I haven't had to deal with anyone I know yet, from a policing perspective."
As well as being able to work where he grew up, Constable Pask said he had always considered a career within the force.
"It's a job I have always been interested in, it's a job where there are all different areas you can go into, but still work for the same employer," Constable Pask said.
"You can feel like you are making a difference, rather than just going to work, making money and going home."
Despite working with the added pressure of COVID-19, Constable Pask said the response from the public during the past few months had been overwhelmingly positive.
"When it first became a thing and you would go to something that could be COVID-related, and you did stress out a little bit, but obviously we wore all our PPE and were prepared for it so that alleviated that pressure," he said.
"We have found that people who were already not fond of us, it's just given them another thing to talk about, but generally, most people seem happy to see us doing our job.
"When I did a stint on the North-West, a lot of people were really happy to see us out and about, because of how serious it was there."
How the recruits have handled themselves was praised by Launceston Inspector Darren Hopkins, who said crime had shifted since the outbreak.
"We have certainly seen some changes, for example Constable Abery, she has never been to a pub brawl, because we haven't had any pubs open, when that is normally common on a Friday or Saturday night," he said.
Inspector Hopkins said there had also been a "significant reduction" in public place assaults and less burglaries.
"We have seen some drops in home burglaries, probably because so many people are at home.
"COVID has been good from a crime perspective, in that we have seen a lot of offences dropping, and the officers are attending probably a quarter of the amount of jobs."
One crime that has continued to be an issue across Launceston though has been drink and drug-driving, despite the "stay home" message.
"There's not as much traffic around, and those we are pulling up are either offenders or they are drunk, so we have been able to get a significant number of drink and drug-drivers during this pandemic," Inspector Hopkins said.
"A lot of people believed because we weren't doing static RBT's that we weren't doing RBT's at all and probably thought they could get away with it. We are certainly doing RBT's, just not the large random sites."
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