Boost to community safety as 202 police welcomed into Police Force, NSW

More than 200 new frontline police will hit the ground in communities all over the state over the coming weeks following today’s Attestation ceremony in Goulburn.

NSW Police Force Commissioner Karen Webb will swear-in 196 new probationary constables as they take their oath of office, with a further six to be sworn in at a later date due to public health isolation requirements.

Class 352 includes 142 men and 60 women from all ages, backgrounds and regions across the state and country.

They will complete their year of on-the-job training and the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed to the rank of constable.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole congratulated the newest recruits in Goulburn.

“The students of Class 352 have committed themselves to eight months of training at the Police Academy and should be acknowledged for their achievements,” Mr Toole said.

“Our existing police officers across the state will welcome these new probationary constables over the coming weeks as they join the beat in regional, rural and metro communities.

“The NSW Government is proud to offer its continued support to the NSW Police Force as we strive to keep the people of NSW safe.”

In 2019 the NSW Government announced the delivery of 1500 additional officers over four years, and the government has further committed to a $60 million upgrade to Goulburn Police Academy.

Police Commissioner Karen Webb welcomed the latest intake of probationary constables of all ages and backgrounds.

“An effective police force is one that is made up of all ages, genders and backgrounds,” Commissioner Webb said.

“Our police respond to all forms of crime, support victims of all ages and backgrounds, and engage with all types of communities. A career in policing can be extremely varied and each day can be unpredictable, but it’s also so rewarding to know that you’ve come to work to help others.”


A total of 196 recruits are being sworn in today, with a further six to be sworn in at a later date due to COVID isolation requirements.

The class comprises 142 men and 60 women.

The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable. Recruits will report to their stations for work from Monday 2 May 2022.

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, 179 were born in Australia and 23 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include New Zealand, England, South Korea, Philippines, India, South Africa, Iran, Iraq and Nepal.

Nine recruits are indigenous, with two recruits joining through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.

Class 352 comprises:

• 18-20 – 32

• 21-25 – 102

• 26-30 – 44

• 31-35 – 13

• 36-40 – 6

• Over 40 – 5

Allocations by Police Area Command and Police Districts:


Eastern Beaches PAC – 7

Eastern Suburbs PAC – 5

Inner West PAC – 6

Kings Cross PAC – 4

Leichhardt PAC – 5

South Sydney PAC – 5

St George PAC – 8

Surry Hills PAC – 4

Sutherland Shire PAC – 5

Sydney City PAC – 9


Blacktown PAC – 4

Blue Mountains PAC – 10

Hawkesbury PAC – 4

Kuring Gai PAC – 4

Mt Druitt PAC – 3

Nepean PAC – 3

North Shore PAC – 6

Northern Beaches PAC – 5

Parramatta PAC – 2

Riverstone PD – 2

Ryde PAC – 4

The Hills PAC – 3


Auburn PAC – 5

Bankstown PAC – 6

Burwood PAC – 3

Camden PAC – 2

Campbelltown City PAC – 5

Campsie PAC – 3

Cumberland PAC – 6

Fairfield City PAC – 6

Liverpool City PAC – 7


Brisbane Water PD – 1

Coffs/Clarence PD – 1

Hunter Valley PD – 3

Manning/Great Lakes PD – 1

Mid North Coast PD – 1

Newcastle City PD – 6

Port Stephens-Hunter PD – 2

Richmond PD – 1

Tweed/Byron PD – 2


Monaro PD – 1

Murray River PD – 2

Murrumbidgee PD – 2

Riverina PD –3

South Coast PD – 3


Barrier PD – 2

Central North PD – 1

Central West PD – 4

Chifley PD – 3

New England PD – 4

Orana Mid-Western PD – 3

Oxley PD – 5


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