$30m accommodation upgrade to Goulburn Police Academy unveiled as Class 360 attests

The NSW Police Force will today (Friday 8 December 2023) unveil three new $30m accommodation towers, at the Goulburn Police Academy.

The towers consisting of 180 rooms are part of a $60m stimulus package upgrading facilities at the Academy.

The rooms are modern with their own ensuite and common areas on each floor.

The unveiling coincides with the attestation of 179 probationary constables from Class 360.

Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism, the Honourable Yasmin Catley MP, will join NSW Police Commissioner, Karen Webb APM to welcome the recruits, who will next week be deployed to police stations across the state, where they will complete their first year of on-the-job training.

Minister Catley congratulated the new probationary constables on their attestation parade.

“The work that these officers have put in to complete their training is a real credit to each and everyone of them,” Minister Catley said.

“Policing is a difficult and challenging job, but it is also incredibly rewarding.”

“I am extremely confident that with the training these officers have received – coupled with the experience they will receive in the field – they will be more than capable to fulfill the duties that they have sworn to do.”

NSW Police Commissioner, Karen Webb APM, said policing is a fantastic career choice.

“These officers have today embarked on a career that is unique and like no other,” Commissioner Webb said.

“This is not just a job; it’s a calling. A calling to serve and protect, to uphold the values of justice and to make a positive impact on all of our communities.”

“To the newest members of our organisation, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours with the New South Wales Police Force,” Commissioner Webb said.

While many recruits are Australian-born, this year the graduating cohort is also made up of students from diverse backgrounds including South Korea, England, New Zealand, Nepal, the Russian Federation, Hong Kong, Ireland, Lebanon, Iraq, Lithuania, Pakistan, and South Africa. Eight recruits are First Nations.

Of the 179 recruits, 125 are men and 54 are women.

Eight recruits will also receive awards for outstanding academic, physical, marksmanship and practical policing achievements.


A total of 179 recruits are being sworn in today. The class comprises 125 men and 54 women.

The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable. Recruits will report to their stations for work from Monday 11 December 2023.

They will then complete 12 months’ on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University.

They officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice once they have passed all academic and operation standards. The officers will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.

Of the probationary constables attesting today, 161 were born in Australia and 18 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include South Korea, England, New Zealand, Nepal, the Russian Federation, Hong Kong, Ireland, Lebanon, Iraq, Lithuania, Pakistan, and South Africa. Eight recruits are First Nations.

Class 360 comprises of ages:

  • 18-20 – 47
  • 21-25 – 81
  • 26-30 – 27
  • 31-35 – 15
  • 36-40 – 2
  • Over 40 – 7

ATTESTATION – Police Area Command & Police District Allocations


Eastern Beaches PAC – 7

Eastern Suburbs PAC – 9

Inner West PAC – 3

Kings Cross PAC – 2

Leichhardt PAC – 2

South Sydney PAC – 6

St George PAC – 6

Surry Hills PAC – 6

Sutherland Shire PAC – 6

Sydney City PAC – 6


Blacktown PAC – 5

Hawkesbury PAC – 2

Kuring Gai PAC – 1

Mt Druitt PAC – 4

Nepean PAC – 5

North Shore PAC – 3

Northern Beaches PAC – 5

Parramatta PAC – 3

Riverstone PAC – 3

Ryde PAC – 6

The Hills PAC – 2


Auburn PAC – 2

Bankstown PAC – 4

Burwood PAC – 6

Campbelltown City PAC – 2

Campsie PAC – 5

Cumberland PAC – 3

Fairfield City PAC – 6

Liverpool City PAC – 5


Brisbane Water PD – 4

Coffs/Clarence PD – 1

Hunter Valley PD – 4

Lake Macquarie PD – 2

Manning/Great Lakes PD – 3

Mid North Coast PD – 2

Newcastle City PD – 1

Port Stephens-Hunter PD – 2

Richmond PD – 1

Tuggerah Lakes PD – 1

Tweed/Byron PD – 3


Lake Illawarra PD – 3

Monaro PD – 2

Murray River PD – 2

Murrumbidgee PD – 3

Riverina PD – 2

South Coast PD – 2

The Hume PD – 3


Central North PD – 1

Central West PD – 2

New England PD – 4

Orana Mid-Western PD – 4

Oxley PD – 2


**For interviews with recruits going to specific areas, please contact the relevant Police Area Command or relevant Regional Media Officer on Monday 21 August 2023. To obtain a copy of the biography of the retiring officers, contact the Police Media Unit.

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