For one local it was his dream to join the NSW Police Force since the age of 13 and now at the age of 20, he joins the fine men and women at Southern Highlands Police Station.
Probationary Constable Dillon Ray recently graduated from Goulburn Police Academy, and has served his first month as a police officer in the Southern Highlands.
"[I joined the police force because] I wanted to give back to my community and make a bit of a difference," he said.
"I did the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE) online when I was out of school. I took a gap year and then did my application process during that time because it takes a while to get it.
"I started in Goulburn in January and I was there for eight months.
"I love it, it's awesome. I love doing something different every day. It's all good, there's nothing bad about. Everyone here is really good."