Second wave of new officers for OMWPD

The Orana Mid-Western Police District will be a safer place, with a second wave of new officers set to hit the beat.

As part of a rollout of 250 additional police assigned to be rolled out over the next 12 months, the local district will receive three extra officers including a specialist aged crime prevention officer.

This comes just days after five probationary constables who recently left the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn started work in the region, including one who has been stationed at Wellington.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said he welcomed the allocation of more resources to the region.

“I wish we lived in a region where there was no crime but that is not reality,” he said.

“The NSW Government has committed to rolling out a total of 1500 new police over the next four years and I am glad that we keep seeing new faces choosing to come to the Orana Mid-Western Police District.

“I recently met with one of the five new probationary constables, who grew up in the region and is very happy to be working near his home town. “This new crop of eight officers will join a terrific police district headed up by Supt Peter McKenna, and they will get a real taste of what community policing is all about.”

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