Katelyn joined the AFP immediately after finishing university hoping to increase her skills and experience in the areas of forensic science and criminology. She was excited to use the skills she gained at university in a practical environment, hoping to become a sworn officer after finishing the graduate program.

What is your qualification?

Bachelor of Forensic Science (Biology) and Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

What areas of the AFP did you work in during your graduate year?

I completed rotations in Forensics (including Facial Identification and Forensic Intelligence) as well as ACT Policing Criminal Investigations.

What type of work did you do?

As I started the graduate program immediately after graduating university I had a very different perception of what working in Forensics would look like. While my rotations were not what I was initially expecting, I was able to use the skills from my studies and make my graduate year an excellent opportunity for professional development.

During my forensics rotation, I helped prepare intelligence reports for the police and the broader intelligence community. While working in Criminal Investigations, I was able to assist investigators by actively collating and presenting information for ongoing investigations.  My experience in Criminal Investigations has led to me wanting to become a police officer, something I hope to pursue in the near future.

What is a highlight of working at AFP?

Working with a team of amazing police officers during my Criminal Investigation rotation was a highlight as well as actively contributing to ongoing operations.

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