New police officers start across NSW

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The NSW Government is proud to welcome 179 new Probationary Constables to the NSW Police Force.

Class 360 attestated at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday December 8 and today those new boots are on the ground at their new home stations. These officers are now undertaking 12 months of on-the-job training.

4 new Probationary Constables have been allocated to Hunter Valley Police District. This includes 2 officers in the Cessnock Electorate.

They will undertake general duties police work and gain valuable experience working alongside their seasoned colleagues.

Class 360 is made up of students from diverse backgrounds including Lebanon, Iraq, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, Russia, Lithuania, South Africa, South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal and Hong Kong. 8 recruits are First Nations peoples.

NSW Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley said:

“I wish every one of the 179 Attesting Officers a long, rich and rewarding career in the NSW Police Force – the best Police Force in the world.”

“Each of these officers have displayed an unwavering commitment to make a difference to the people of NSW. Our state and the policing family is all the richer for it.”

“Paid study is now a reality thanks to the Minns Labor Government. There’s never been a better time to join the best police force in the world.”

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said:

“These officers have today embarked on a career that is unique and like no other.”

“This is not just a job; it’s a calling. A calling to serve and protect, to uphold the values of justice and to make a positive impact on all of our communities.”

“To the newest members of our organisation, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours with the New South Wales Police Force.”

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock Clayton Barr said:

“I congratulate and welcome the new recruits to our community where I know they’ll make a real difference to peoples lives.”

“I thank these officers for their commitment to serve and protect the community.”