Friday, 26 February, 2021
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall today welcomed an additional four new police officers to postings in the New England Police District, which will arrive next week fresh from today’s Goulburn Police Academy graduation.
The Probationary Constables are from the first graduating class for 2021 – Class 345 – and Mr Marshall said one officer would each be posted to Moree, Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale Police Stations from Monday.
The arrival of these four recruits takes the number of new police officers the Northern Tablelands has secured in the past two years to 50!
Mr Marshall congratulated the new Probationary Constables on their graduation and thanked them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime.
“I am always thrilled to be able to welcome new police officers to the New England Police District and I firstly congratulate them on their graduation,” Mr Marshall said.
“We will welcome Constable Murray to Moree, Constable Steele to Armidale, Constable Williams to Glen Innes and Constable Wilson to Inverell.
“They will of course, be warmly welcomed into the local police ‘family’ and I have no doubt our communities in each town will also make them feel at home.
“We’re stepping up the numbers of police in this region and importantly, the visibility of police, to help prevent crime, not just apprehend those who perpetrate it.
“To secure 50 new officers in two years is an enormous boost to the police ranks in our region and has contributed to falling crime rates across many communities.”
These officers will join a NSW Police Force that has been strengthened by investment from the NSW Government, including the delivery of 1,500 additional officers over four years and the commitment to a $60 million upgrade to Goulburn Police Academy.
Class 345 includes 139 men and 55 women. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades such as teachers, ambulance officers and a jockey.