Thirteen new police officers will soon be on the beat in Launceston after graduating on Friday.
The forecasted rain held off as 27 new constables graduated from the Tasmanian Police Recruit Course, with a gender parity of 14 men and 13 women.
Constable Elizabeth Butt was one of those who successfully completed the course and said she was feeling "the graduation buzz."
Constable Butt will start her career with Tasmanian Police in her hometown of Launceston, where she is excited to give back to her community.
"That is where I'm from so it's nice to be back in the community I grew up in. To give back in that way"Constable Elizabeth Butt
Having worked in building and construction and then marketing, Constable Butt has had a varied career but found the comradery and shared values of the police force to be ideal.
"They joke about it when you start that people you meet will become your family," she said.
"And you go 'sure, sure' but after eight months of training I can say that they are 100 per cent my family."
The eight-month training that Constable Butt and her fellow graduates undertook was intense and challenged the recruits physically, intellectually and emotionally.
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Inspector Nathan Johnston is excited to welcome the 13 graduates to the Launceston Police Station.
Inspector Johnston enjoys the opportunity to mentor people at the start of their careers.
The gender parity of this recent graduation is a testament to the work that Tasmanian Police have done to increase diversity within recruitment.
Inspector Johnston is proud of Tasmania Police's commitment to increasing the diversity of their police force.
"For us, we are looking for diversity in our workplace. We want our workforce to reflect the community that we serve," Inspector Johnston said.
"It's important not just for us but for the community."
Looking towards her first day on the job on Wednesday, Constable Butt is excited but nervous and encourages anyone who has considering the police force to put in an application.
"You'll learn so much about yourself, you've got friends for life and a career for life if you want it. I cannot wait to see where I end up in five, 10, 15 years," she said.
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