The Sutherland Local Area Command will welcome 4 new probationary constables from Monday following today’s Police Academy attestation parade of Class 328.

I congratulate the recruits for graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thank them for their commitment to combating crime and community safety.

On behalf of the community I thank our newest officers for dedicating their career to tirelessly protecting our region.

I know the training they have completed at the Police Academy together with the on-the-job training that our officers will undertake at the Sutherland Station will ensure they are prepared for this important role.

Policing can be a very challenging career that involves encountering the best and worst of humanity and I’m very proud our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of an officer starting their new job on the beat.

Class 328 includes 208 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constable, will commence on-the-job training on Monday and will continue distance learning before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.

The men and women taking attestations today will join more than 208 officers who have become sworn officers of the NSW Police Force since 2011.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police to 16,795 over this term of Government.