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A group of students are spending their holidays at the Tasmania Police Academy.
22 students are taking part in Tasmania Police’s Career Development Program over four days.
Eight young men and 14 young women, in Year 12 and from 14 different schools will stay at the police academy and complete a range of training modules before completing fitness and job suitability testing.
Senior Constable Ruth Purcell from Recruiting Services said the initiative is aimed at students who have a keen interest in becoming a police officer.
“While they have a lot of fun, the students are being challenged and pushed beyond their everyday comfort zones,” she said.
“This week the students have been given a glimpse of a range of policing areas including forensics and operational skills and in the coming days they’ll do even more, with defensive driving and scenario-based training taking place later this week.”