NT Police welcome a third member of the one family to the Force after last Friday’s graduation of the Accelerated Recruitment Squad 113.
Constable Jason Chisholm, who transferred from Queensland, will join his brother Damien, currently posted to Warruwi, and sister, Danielle, an Officer at Darwin station. Constable Chisholm is looking forward to his new posting in Katherine.
“The training course was intensive and definitely different from my previous experiences in Queensland.
“The highlight for me was the 4WD drive training, which is quite unique to the Territory.
“I transferred to the NT Police to come back home to Darwin, and given that both my brother and sister had talked the job up, I felt compelled to become a member of NT Police,” Constable Jason Chisholm said.
The Accelerated Recruitment Program is designed for people with current or previous policing experience in a compatible police jurisdiction, and comprises of a ten week training course at the NTPFES College at Peter McAulay Centre, Berrimah.
Constable Chisholm is one of ten interstate Police Officers to graduate; three are from Victoria, three from South Australia and two each are from New South Wales and Queensland.
The course covers an introduction to NT legislation and NT Police policy and procedures, information systems, firearms, operational safety tactics training and includes physical training.
After successful completion of the training course members are posted to one of the four major centres; Darwin and Alice Springs will receive four new members while Katherine and Tennant Creek will each get one new Officer.
Constable First Class Kirk Pennuto won the Rod Evans Memorial Trophy for the highest level of academic achievement, and Constable Declan Douglas received The Commissioner’s Trophy for the most outstanding trainee.