Fairfield City Champion: Fairfield area command welcomes new police recruits

The 10 fresh faced men and women and blue at Fairfield Police Area Command. Picture: Supplied

 The 10 fresh faced men and women and blue at Fairfield Police Area Command. Picture: Supplied

Ten new police officers have joined the ranks at Fairfield Police Area Command (PAC).

Matthew Carter and Ellie Williams are among the region’s newest faces on the force.

The new local officers said they were looking forward to serving their community.

Ms Williams, 23, said she had dreamed of a career in the police force since she was just 12 years old.

“It’s a career that can be challenging at times but overall provides you with the most rewarding impact on our local communities,” she said.

My first few days at Fairfield police station have proved to be very rewarding and supportive.

“The team across the entire PAC work collectively to achieve a common goal within the community and I feel lucky to be a part of such a proactive approach to policing; and be able to work and learn alongside some very courageous and inspiring senior police officers.”

Ms Williams said she was particularly looking forward to connecting with the youth in the Fairfield community through the PCYC and getting involved in some of the fit for life and learning programs they run weekly.

She said she had experience working in a similar environment.

Before joining the police force I worked as a manager of an indoor sports centre running programs for children and adult sports,” Ms Williams said.

“After that I completed a diploma in early childhood education and was privileged to work as a 2IC for two years before making the move into my policing career.”

Ms Williams said graduating from the academy was a rewarding experience.

“It’s a feeling like no other, knowing that you are apart of such a huge organisation that’ll literally do whatever it takes to support and protect its community members across the whole of NSW,” she said.

Fairfield is full of culture and diversity, I look forward to learning from my community and building relationships.”

Fellow recruit Matthew Carter, 25, said graduating from the academy was one of the proudest moments of his life.

“It was a huge sense of accomplishment and I will never forget it,” he said.

Before becoming a police officer, Mr Carter spent several years in the medical field.

I spent seven years in both community and aged care pharmacy as well as completing a Bachelor of Medical Science,” he said.

Mr Carter said he joined the force in an effort to switch-up his career.

“I wanted a complete career change and wished to help the community in a more proactive setting,” he said.

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“I am looking forward to experiencing all aspects of society and interacting with a wide multitude of people.

Fairfield is one of the most multicultural regions in the state and I am looking forward to experiencing all different cultures every day.”

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