SIX NEW POLICE RECRUITS CONTINUE TO BOOST THE REGION’S BLUE LINE

Friday, 7 December 2018

THE New England Police District will welcome another six new probationary constables to the Moree, Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale Police Stations following the attestation parade of Class of 335, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall announced today.

The latest allocation of recruits brings to 26 the total number of probationary constables allocated from the Police Academy to the region in the past two years – a massive boost to the blue line and boots on the ground in the community.

The last three probationary constables were allocated in August this year. Moree will secure three of the new recruits in this class, while Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale would gain one each.

Mr Marshall congratulated the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thanked them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime.

“I would like to welcome our newest officers to the region and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause,” Mr Marshall said.

“I know the qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at the Moree Police Station will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.

“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession and our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I’m very pleased that our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of these officers starting their career on the beat.”

Mr Marshall said the NSW Government had undertaken to boost frontline police numbers across the State through the re-engineering process.

“The men and women who attested today will bring the number of individuals who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011 to more than 5,000,” Mr Marshall said.

Class 335 includes 257 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constables. These new recruits will commence on-the-job training today and will continue distance education before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.

The NSW Government has also committed to fortify the force into the future with the recent investment of more than $583 million over four years to deliver 1500 extra police.

MEDIA: Adam Marshall 0429 440 054

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