There will be a new face on the beat in Griffith, with Probationary Constable Maddison Nelson joining Murrumbidgee Police District this week.
Constable Nelson is one 159 recruits who completed their training at the Goulburn Police Academy.
Her first day on the job was Tuesday.
Originally from Sydney's Hills district, working in a regional area was something she was looking forward to.
"Everyone is lovely here, they're all up for a chat, which is lovely," Constable Nelson said.
Being a police officer is something she's wanted to do since a young age and was keen to learn as much as possible during her time in Griffith.
Helping people when they need it is one of the reasons Constable Nelson joined the police.
And for many people, they're calling for help on what could be one of their worst days and being there to help was important.
"They're relying on you to help get the job done for them," she said.
"One of the things that drew me to this job was each day is different.
"I enjoy being about and about and working with the community."
Probationary Constables joined police districts across the state this week and once they complete their probation will spend two years as a general duties officer before they can transfer to another a location or specialise.
"I would like to specialise, with the proactive unit or maybe in highway patrol," Constable Nelson said.
"I will explore and see what I like and hopefully specialise down the track."
NSW Police Force's education and training commander, Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie welcomed the new recruits.
"The recruits in class 341 have already shown tremendous resilience in overcoming significant barriers at the academy during COVID-19," Assistant Commissioner Barrie said.
"Students were required to limit movement and adhere to social distancing rules, and most were unable to go home and were restricted to the academy."