They've done it.
Some 261 students from Class 337 at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn, including 176 policemen and 85 policewomen, graduated on Friday, March 3.
The atmosphere was infectious on the day, especially when those who attested threw their hats in the air.
Those involved included NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller, governor of NSW Margaret Beazley, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the minister for police and emergency services David Elliot.
Acting principal of the NSW Police Academy chief Superintendent Nick Hallett was very confident Class 337 would do well out in the workforce.
"We are the most current and up to date school, so they will have fresh knowledge," superintendent Hallett said.
"Their job now is to keep their integrity and to serve people of NSW when things and times get tough."
There were plenty of smiling faces from the graduates including on Liam Hearne who will work in Mount Druitt on Monday.
"I have always wanted to be a policeman," Hearne said.
"The best part of the day was seeing everyone so happy.
"My goal is to get through the probationary period and learn as much as I can."
Another graduate Jessica Harris joined the force because she wanted to help the community.
Students at the academy have gained a lot of knowledge during their studies and it is now up to them to apply what they have learnt in the workforce and to be the best officer they can be.
Their one year probation begins on Monday, May 6, when they work at various stations across the state.
There is one new recruit in the Hume district.
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