Photo caption: New England Police Inspector Greg Ryan, left, Probationary Constable Emily Roberts, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Armidale Officer-in-Charge Inspector Darren Williams at Armidale Police Station yesterday.
Wednesday, 13 December 2023
FOUR freshly-minted police officers have been personally welcomed to the region by Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall, as they reported for their induction and first days on the job at Armidale and Inverell Police Stations this week.
The Probationary Constables have been posted to Armidale and Inverell stations within the New England Police District following their graduation from the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn last Friday.
Probationary Constables Ryan Brickwood and Emily Roberts have joined the team at Armidale Police Station, while Probationary Constables Jack Smart and Blake Thompson are based in Armidale.
The arrival of these new recruits takes the number of new police officers the Northern Tablelands has secured in the past three years to 92.
Mr Marshall was pleased for the chance to meet the new officers in person, especially on the first days of their new careers in law enforcement.
“What an exciting time for these new recruits to finally hit the streets in their new communities and put their extensive training to work at last,” Mr Marshall said.
“It is a fine profession and I commend each and every police office in my electorate for the commitment and care they show every day to keeping us safe.
“If you see the new officers on the beat in your community, give them a warm welcome.
“I congratulate and thank all the hardworking police officers and the support staff in all our stations across the Northern Tablelands.
“Every officer provides important support and the past few years through drought, fire, pandemic and now floods, have been particularly challenging – I commend them all.”