New police officers start across NSW

THE NSW Government is proud to welcome 179 new Probationary Constables to the NSW Police Force.

Class 360 attestated at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday December 8 and today those new boots are on the ground at their new home stations. These officers are now undertaking 12 months of on-the-job training.

Five new Probationary Constables have been allocated to our Nepean local Police Area Command.

They will undertake general duties police work and gain valuable experience working alongside their seasoned colleagues.

Class 360 is made up of students from diverse backgrounds including Lebanon, Iraq, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, Russia, Lithuania, South Africa, South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal and Hong Kong. Eight recruits are First Nations peoples.

“I wish every one of the 179 Attesting Officers a long, rich and rewarding career in the NSW Police Force – the best Police Force in the world,” said NSW Minister for Police and Counterterrorism Yasmin Catley.

“Each of these officers have displayed an unwavering commitment to make a difference to the people of NSW. Our state and the policing family is all the richer for it.”

“Paid study is now a reality thanks to the Minns Labor Government. There’s never been a better time to join the best police force in the world.”

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said these officers have embarked on a career that is unique and like no other.

“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.”

“I congratulate and welcome the 5 new recruits to our local community where I know they’ll be welcomed and make a real difference to people’s lives,” Local Member for Penrith Karen McKeown OAM said.