The safety and security of the Sutherland Shire community continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with 3 new police officers on the beat. On Friday the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot welcomed 269 new recruits to the NSW Police Force at an attestation ceremony in Goulburn.

I was pleased to join the Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce today to congratulate the new recruits on joining the Sutherland Shire Police Area Command (PAC) after more than eight months of world-class training.

Sutherland Shire is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks today.

I am proud to welcome these men and wish them every success in their policing careers. Being sworn in as a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.