Despite Damien Springer and Deanna Wadley having careers in the banking sector, a burning desire they held since childhood meant they were destined to follow a different path.
The two former bank employees were part of the latest Tasmania Police Constable cohort to hit the streets of Launceston, and both were ecstatic about their career change after working their new job after graduating four weeks ago.
Four Constables were deployed to Launceston out of the last graduating group, and Launceston Inspector Nathan Johnston welcomed the additions to the force.
Twenty-two-year-old Constable Wadley had applied to the police force twice before, but the third time proved a charm as she hit the ground running in her new role.
Despite her relative career infancy, Constable Wadley had already played a role in delivering a family a death notice.
Though she admitted it was a difficult task, she said it was an important role to play.
"Being there for the family and supporting them. I just sat at the table with them and chatted about life in general," she said.
Thirty-three-year-old Constable Springer had his previous workplace after 13 years in a role he said he had "gotten comfortable being comfortable" in.
For him, the idea he was coming into a workplace where he had no idea exactly what he would be doing day-to-day meant the first three weeks working the beat had been "phenomenal".
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"You don't just start just a nine to five and sit down at your desk all day. I have no idea what I'm coming in to, what what my next job is going to be just, the variety is phenomenal," he said.
Having both been part of the Launceston community prior to joining the force, they agreed having that connection had already boded well for their job.
Constable Springer said it meant he had a perspective recruits from another area may not have.
"I spent most of my career working in Launceston. Now I'm working on Launceston to improve the city and make it a safer place," he said.
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