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Some fresh faces have joined the ranks at Camden Police Area Command. Picture: Kayla Osborne

 Some fresh faces have joined the ranks at Camden Police Area Command. Picture: Kayla Osborne

Five new police officers have joined the ranks at Camden Police Area Command.

Antony Nicola, Christianne Cordier, Jeff Smith and Jarrod Cornale are some of the region’s newest faces on the force.

The Macarthur locals said they were looking forward to serving their community.

Jeff Smith, 46, said it was never too late to go for a career in the NSW Police Force.

“I thought once I had a mortgage, house and kids that I wouldn’t be able to do it but I just decided to bite the bullet and do it,” he said.

“I had my own antenna business for 10 years, I was a butcher by trade, but it feels good to finally be here.

“My advice is to stop thinking about it and just do it.”

Christianne Cordier, 28, said she was looking forward to learning the ropes as well.

“This is something I have thought about for a few years but it took me a while to make sure that it was the right decision,” she said.

“I’ll be the first in my family to join the force and my whole family has been supportive of it.

“I think if you are interested in the police force you should just go for it.

“It’s a really great experience and the people that you meet makes it easier to get through it – there is a really good support system.”

Jarrod Cornale, 21, said he was relieved to be finished studying but nervous to be on the beat.

“It’s the only thing I’ve ever really wanted to do and I was still young so I thought I should give it a go now,” he said.

“I have a couple of family members in the force and they helped me a lot through the studying and learning what to expect.

“The academy was a really good time and you get to meet a lot of good people.”

Antony Nicola, 23, said he also enjoyed his time at the academy.

“This is something I have wanted to from a young age, but I think right out of school I wasn’t ready for it,” he said.

“I needed to mature a bit and get some life experience before doing a job like this.

“I love helping people, I want to be there for people on their worst days to give them a helping hand.

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