Tash David and Ashley Pitt are eager to do their part for the community as some of the south-west's newest police officers.
The pair join more than 30 new police members stationed across Warrnambool and the Southern Grampians since July.
The recruitment drive was announced earlier this year and was part of the biggest investment in regional policing in Victoria Police's 167-year history.
Since the announcement in March, 29 frontline constables have started at stations across Casterton, Coleraine, Hamilton, Heywood, Portland, Camperdown, Koroit, Port Campbell, Port Fairy and Warrnambool.
Constable David moved to Warrnambool from Ballarat about eight weeks ago.
She said she loved working in a "smaller community" by the beach.
"It's been really good so far, it's a really supportive environment down here and everyone is really friendly," Constable David said.
"I've never been a desk-job person and I enjoy getting out and engaging with the community."
Constable Pitt made the sea change from Colac about three months ago and has already moved around the Warrnambool station, gaining experience on the frontline as well as with the highway patrol unit and crime investigation detectives.
He said it was great to be thrown into the deep end and experience a wide-range of policing areas so early in his career.
"There's a lot of experienced staff here that can help you through everything and there's also so many different areas to work out of in Warrnambool," he said.
"Working here gives me extra skills that I can take out on patrol. Policing provides a variety of work. You see the best in people but you also see the worst and I joined (the force) to help everyone in the community."
The mass recruitment drive, which was funded under the state government's Community Safety Statement, has also seen Camperdown police station gain a new boss, Sergeant David Graw, while two new criminal investigators recently started working across the entire western region two division.
Acting Superintendent Paul Marshall said the new resources provided a substantial boost to policing efforts across the south-west.
"It provides a lot of flexibility to be able to put more high visibility units on the road," he said.
"With those extra numbers, we can continue putting out response vehicles while also putting out more proactively-tasked units."
Acting Superintendent Marshall said the recruitment drive also provided greater support to the region's 16-hour stations.
"What that means is we're able to provide more coverage for those remote communities," he said.
"It's really important to us to make sure those smaller units are well resourced."
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