Region's newest cops kickstart career at Camden Police Area Command

Boys in blue: Ethan Debono and Daniel Stevenson are some of Macarthur's newest probationary constables. Picture: Kayla Osborne
Boys in blue: Ethan Debono and Daniel Stevenson are some of Macarthur's newest probationary constables. Picture: Kayla Osborne

Two new boys in blue have joined the ranks at Camden Police Area Command.

Ethan Debono and Daniel Stevenson are some of Macarthur's newest probationary constables.

The duo said they were looking forward to serving the Camden and Wollondilly communities.

Mr Debono, 19, said he decided to become a police officer to make a difference.

"Every day is different - I am looking forward to challenging myself," he said.

"Coming out of high school, instead of being generic and going to uni I wanted to do a full time job and I am looking forward to not knowing what each day will bring.

"I am looking forward to meeting new people, building a team and family relationship and going out to different jobs to help people as much as possible."

Mr Stevenson, 31, said he was also looking forward to partaking in a rewarding career.

"Being able to help people on a day-to-day basis and trying to make a difference working with youth," he said.

"I have a brother-in-law who is in the police - he was really good during the past nine months to help with advice and he was always there for chat along the way.

"I am ready to get stuck in."

Mr Debono said the academy had been tough this year due to Covid-19 lock downs.

"We weren't allowed to see family but the eight weeks went pretty quick," he said.

"The hardest part of it was missing family, it was a lot to take in as well but we did learn a lot - it was good."

Mr Stevenson agreed that his time in the academy had been tough but worthwhile.

"The academy was good, the instructors were really helpful - always there to give advice," he said.

"It was a lot to learn in a short amount of time but we got it done.

"I'd like to eventually work with youth through the PCYC which is really interesting but at the moment there are so many things to do and so many places you can go."

Mr Debono said he would like to be part of the dog squad one day.

"It's pretty basic but I love dogs," he said.

"However, something else might catch my eye while I'm in here."

Mr Stevenson's advice to anyone considering a career in policing was to just 'do it'.

"It's challenging however it is fulfilling and rewarding," he said.

Mr Debono echoed his fellow recruit's sentiment.

"It is very accommodating for everyone of any background," he said.

"Whatever you aspire to do in the cops they can help you out to get there."