Eight new Probationary Constables will begin their careers on the Central Coast today, following an attestation at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said five Police officers would be allocated to Brisbane Water Police District while three Police officers would be deployed to Tuggerah Lakes Police District.
“Joining the NSW Police Force is a great honour and I commend these eight new Probationary Constables for choosing to put the safety of others ahead of their own,” Mr Crouch said.
“The past few months in lockdown have reminded us of how much we owe to frontline workers, including Police officers who have enforced the Public Health Orders to keep the wider community safe and secure.
“On behalf of the Central Coast community, I am pleased to be able to welcome our newest Police officers.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said Class 349 consists of 226 new recruits who will be assigned to Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the State after taking their oath of office.
“After eight months of world-class training, the attesting officers will join their stations and invigorate the policing capabilities of this State,” Mr Elliott said.
“The NSW Government has committed to invest $583 million to introduce 1,500 extra police over four years to enhance community safety across NSW, and is investing $60 million over four years to upgrade the Police Academy at Goulburn.”
Of the 226 new recruits in Class 349, 153 are men and 73 are women. A total of 34 recruits were born overseas in countries including Brazil, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Iraq, Germany, Egypt, Serbia, Korea and NZ. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.