Jazmin Brown was one of 12 IPROWD (Indigenous Police Recruiting Our
Way Delivery) cadets who graduated from Tamworth TAFE on Thursday June
16 with ambitions to join the NSW police force.
The IPROWD program was developed by the NSW Police Force in 2008 in
partnership with TAFE NSW. Since then, the program has seen 80
graduates join the state's police ranks and more than 250 have joined
other agencies, with more than 50 continuing with further studies.
"I got into IPROWD because I wanted to make a difference in the
community of Moree," Jazmin told the Moree Champion. "I have
always wanted to be a police officer since I was little."
The young soon-to-be police cadet said her family, her mum and
younger siblings are the reason she is determined to succeed.
"I was raised by a single mum…this is my way of giving back to
my mum," She said.
Peter Gibbs, from TAFE Western a founder of the program, explained
the program's aspirations for the future of policing.
"What IPROWD really means for our people is that it is
Aboriginal people and police working together," he said.
"And this is an opportunity for our young people to become police
officers. It is also about opening up their eyes to opportunities in
the future. No matter where you come from – if you come from Mungindi
or Tingha – this opportunity is for you as well."
Jazmin is bound for Charles Sturt University at Dubbo to complete the
next stage of her training before joining the ranks of NSW Police