MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has welcomed the news that an additional two police recruits will be posted to the New England Police Command from this week.
The officers are part of the NSW Police Academy’s Class 346, the members of which graduated last Friday in Goulburn after intensive training and qualification.
The Probationary Constables are from the second graduating class this year and Mr Marshall said one officer would each be posted to Moree and Inverell Police Stations.
The arrival of these two new recruits takes the number of new police officers the Northern Tablelands has secured in the past two years to 52.
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 congratulate them on their graduation,” Mr Marshall said.
“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.
“Infrastructure is also important and I’m excited to see that the new Inverell Police Station is nearing completion and will be open and operational next month.”
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.
I commend all the hardworking police officers and the support staff in all our stations across the Northern Tablelands, for their hard work and dedication in keeping us all safe.