Eight new Probationary Constables will begin their Policing careers on the Central Coast today, following a special ceremony and attestation parade at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch welcomed the new recruits to the Central Coast.
“Four Probationary Constables have been allocated to the Brisbane Water Police District and a further four have been allocated to the Tuggerah Lakes Police District,” Mr Crouch said.
“Our community has been fortunate to welcome a total of 21 new Police officers this year, all of whom have boosted public safety at a time when it is most needed.
“Our men and women in blue put their lives on the line every day to protect the community. I thank and congratulate every single one of these officers for choosing to join the Force and I wish them all a long and successful career.”
The new recruits have completed eight months of foundational training and attested at the special ceremony on Friday paying tribute to the ‘Classes of 2020’, who joined the Police Force to protect NSW during the catastrophic bushfire season and at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the NSW Government is committed to supporting them throughout their careers.
“Our Police cadets have faced exceptional challenges this year, but they have shown they can overcome difficult circumstances to complete their training, and they will now use the same resilience to push them forward in their new careers,” Mr Elliott said.
The NSW Government has already committed $583 million to introduce 1,500 extra Police over four years and recently announced a $60 million upgrade to the Goulburn Police Academy.