Our community will be a safer place with the addition of 7 new police officers joining Sutherland Shire Police Area Command and 1 new police officer joining Wollongong Police District.
The new recruits attested at a private ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last Friday, after more than eight months of world-class training.
Our new police officers are a much needed boost to the community and they will be a great help to us as we continue to face the COVID-19 crisis.
On behalf of the community, I am pleased to welcome these officers to their new command. Police put their own safety on the line to protect our community every day, and I commend these new officers for their dedication and wish them every success as they embark on their chosen career in policing.
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller AMP said the latest intake of probationary constables will provide a valuable and timely boost to police resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our newest probationary constables from Class 342 leave the Academy during unprecedented times, they will face challenges in their first few months that I won’t have experienced when I joined,” he said.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.