The safety and security of the community continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with eight new police officers on the beat in the Orana Mid-Western Police District from Monday.
A total of 269 students attested from the NSW Police Academy last Friday, with Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott adamant the State would be a safer place with the new recruits assigned to local Police Area Commands across NSW.
“I want to welcome each and every attesting recruit to the police family, and pay particular mention to the nineteen Indigenous new recruits who will become strong leaders in their communities,” Mr Elliott said.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders congratulated the new recruits on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of world-class training.
Of the eight Probationary Constables joining the Orana Mid-Western ranks, six will be based in Dubbo, with one in Wellington and one in Gilgandra.
“Our region is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks today,” Mr Saunders said.
“I am proud to welcome these men and women and wish them every success in their policing careers.
“Being sworn in as a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own.”