Meet the six new Campbelltown police officers

New in blue: Senior constables Cameron Byrne, Jordan Varano, Christina Crossman, Manly New, Alexander Jones and Benjamin Pershouse with Superintendent Wayne Benson. Picture: Chris Lane
New in blue: Senior constables Cameron Byrne, Jordan Varano, Christina Crossman, Manly New, Alexander Jones and Benjamin Pershouse with Superintendent Wayne Benson. Picture: Chris Lane

A bunch of fresh faces are ready to hit the streets and keep Macarthur safe.

Campbelltown Police Area Command has just welcomed six new recruits fresh from the Goulburn police academy.

The probationary officers, aged 22-28, can't wait to begin their new careers.

Manly New was inspired by her husband, who is also a member of the NSW Police Force, to become a cop.

"He shows amazing courage and perseverance," the 26-year-old said.

"I am looking forward to all the difference experiences, good and bad."

Senior Constable New said she was "keeping an open mind" about where she wanted to end up with the police, but did have a soft spot for the dog squad.

"It is something I wanted to do since I was a child and it is a huge career change from retail," she said.

"I wanted a career that would be challenging."

Jordan Varano is also hoping to make it into the dog squad. The 23-year-old is the first in his family to become a police officer and is looking forward to the variety the job offers.

"I've always wanted to join the police force since I was a kid, but felt it was appropriate to gain more life experience through study, various occupations and encounters with different people and communities," he said.

"I'm looking forward to experiencing a number of different jobs and people."

Christina Crossman, 26, hopes her work with Campbelltown police will have positive impact. She has her eyes set on a career with the police prosecutors.

"I joined the police to make a positive difference in the community," the Illawarra resident said.

Cameron Byrne can't wait to see where his new career will lead him.

The 23-year-old doesn't have any particular police department in mind, but he wants to make a difference.

"I think it's important to help local communities to feel safe in their neighbourhood," he said.

Benjamin Pershouse was encouraged to join the force by his cousin, who is based at Green Valley. The 22-year-old is looking forward to the varied nature of policing.

"I was working for Border Force and met some ex-police who said I should give policing a go," he said.

"I would like to work in the domestic violence unit in the future."

Alexander Jones also has a connection to the police.

"My best friend works at Green Valley police, and they gave me the confidence to join," the 28-year-old said.

"I've always wanted to join the Highway Patrol, because there are too many friends dying on our roads.

"I'm looking forward to working in the area that I have grown up in and being able to make a difference."

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