Mount Druitt welcomes nine new Probationary Constables

NINE new probationary constables have commenced duties in Mount Druitt after graduating at an Attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy in April and June this year.

The nine probationary constables form part of Class 357 and Class 358 who will also complete 12 months’ on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University.

Minister Catley welcomed the new probationary constables to the NSW Police Force and thanked them for the important work they will be doing in protecting and serving the public.

“I would like to congratulate the nine probationary constables on becoming the newest members of our Police family; the enthusiasm, drive and commitment they will bring will be a great asset to the local communities of Mount Druitt Local Area Command” Ms Catley said.

“There’s no escaping the reality that policing can be challenging – it is a role like no other and the incoming probationary constables are entrusted with great powers and responsibilities. But with the right support to guide them here within the local police stations and communities, I look forward to watching them develop and thrive.

“As Police Minister, I pay tribute to the hard work and dedication each of these new officers have shown to get to this point.”

Member for Mount Druitt and Parliamentary Secretary for Police & Counter-terrorism, Edmond Atalla MP, also paid tribute to the hard work and commitment undertaken by these probationary officers in the pursuit of their Police careers.

Mr Atalla said “I am delighted that Mount Druitt has been allocated nine new probationary constables, it is a  rewarding and honourable career and I am sure each one will make a positive impact on our community.  

I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the nine probationary constables, whose commitment to public service is commendable, and I wish them all a successful and fulfilling career ahead.”

The probationary constables 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.

While many recruits are Australian-born, this year the graduating cohort is also made up of students from diverse backgrounds including India, Iraq, Nepal, Egypt and Argentina.