Friday 13 August, 2021
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the news that an additional police recruit will be posted to the New England Police Command following a graduation ceremony in Goulburn today.
The officer is one of 182 new Probationary Constables, all part of the NSW Police Academy’s Class 348.
The Probationary Constable was successful in graduating following gruelling training and Mr Marshall said the officer would be posted to Inverell Police Station.
The arrival of this new recruit takes the number of new police officers the Northern Tablelands has secured in the past three years to 57.
Mr Marshall congratulated the new office on his graduation and thanks him for showing such a strong 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 congratulate this office on his graduation today,” Mr Marshall said.
“He 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.
“This new officer will fit in very well with the Inverell policing team, and will arrive into the newest police station in the state.”
This officer 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.
“I commend all the hardworking police officers and the support staff in all our stations across the Northern Tablelands,” Mr Marshall said.
“Especially during these times of pandemic and lockdowns, as it is their willingness to be out there in all conditions – even a Northern Tablelands wet winter – that allow us all to be safe and protected.”