Three new probationary constables have commenced duties in the Orana Mid-Western Police District after being sworn in at a private attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last week.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders welcomed the recruits to the region, saying rural policing allows them the chance to experience a broad cross-section of what the job has to offer
“Our new police officers are a much-needed boost to the community and they will greatly help us as a community,” Mr Saunders said.
“Joining the Orana Mid-Western Police District they will get exposure to general duties but also rural crime, targeted work and a number of other areas of the job that will give them a great grounding.
“On behalf of the community, I am pleased to welcome these officers to their new command.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott congratulated the recruits on their dedication and hard work as they embarked on their chosen career in policing.
“Our 192 recruits of Class 343 come at an important time for the state of NSW. I wish them well as they embark on their chosen career,” Mr Elliott said.
“These officers can be assured that they have the full support of this government as they step into their career in law enforcement and service to the community.”
Last year, the NSW Government announced it was investing $583 million to introduce 1500 extra police over four years to enhance community safety across NSW.
Class 343 includes 130 men and 62 women and includes recruits from a diverse background.
Six recruits are Indigenous with four coming through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.