Five probationary constables reported for work in the Coffs/Clarence Police District on October 11.
Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis described their arrival as another instalment of the historic deal he helped negotiate between the State Government and the Police Association of NSW prior to the last election, which is boosting the force by a record 1500 officers over four years.
Mr Gulaptis said the new officers are particularly welcome at a time when changing Covid-19 rules will require enforcement to keep local communities safe and deliver a level playing field for reopening small businesses.
“Much has been rightly made of the service and sacrifice of our nurses and doctors, but we shouldn’t forget the extra risks involved in police work during the pandemic, and we should be grateful to all officers and their families for keeping us safe,” Mr Gulaptis said.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the 73 women and 153 men of class 349 were joining the NSW Police Force at its strongest and most efficient.
“After eight months of world-class training, the attesting officers joined their stations on October 11 and invigorate the policing capabilities of this state,” he said.
The NSW Police Force is currently recruiting with positions as officers, civilians and volunteers in policing available.
For further information, please visit www.police.nsw.gov.au