New Officers Welcomed To NSW Police Force

The NSW Police Force has welcomed 226 police recruits after they were sworn in as probationary constables at a ceremony in Goulburn today.

The new police recruits were sworn in at an attestation parade in Goulburn today, attended by Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. The probationary officers will be assigned to Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the state after taking their oath of office.

“Congratulations to the men and women of class 349, who graduate today and will join the NSW Police Force at its strongest and most efficient. We wish our newest recruits well for the future as they embark on a rewarding career,” Mr Elliott said.

“After eight months of world-class training, the attesting officers will join their stations next Monday and invigorate the policing capabilities of this state.”

“The NSW Government is investing $583 million to introduce 1500 extra police over four years to enhance community safety and $60 million to upgrade the Police Academy at Goulburn,” he said.

Commissioner Fuller welcomed the latest intake of probationary constables.

“Over the past two years, police have played a vital role in leading the community through the pandemic and I have been extraordinarily proud of the dedication and service of all of my men and women in blue,” Commissioner Fuller said.

“I commend our newest probationary constables for embarking on a career in policing.

“The challenges they will face may not yet be known, but I can assure them that they will part of a large policing family. They have just reached an important milestone in what will no doubt be a very rewarding career,” he said.

Class 349 includes 153 men and 73 women. A total of 34 recruits were born overseas in countries including Brazil, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Iraq, Germany, Egypt, Serbia, Korea and NZ.

Following the attestation parade, the first sod was turned on the site for the new $25 million Goulburn Police Station, which will be located on the ground of the NSW Police Force Academy and will incorporate The Hume Police District offices. The new station is set to be completed by 2023.

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