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 welcomed the eight new police officers to the Central Coast.
“On behalf of our community, I am pleased to be able to welcome our newest police officers,” Mr Crouch said.
“Of the eight new officers, five will be allocated to Brisbane Water Police District and three will 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.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott welcomed the new recruits, noting they were joining a well-equipped, versatile and modern police force.
“The NSW Government has committed to invest $583 million to introduce 1500 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,” he said.
Class 350 includes 163 men and 55 women. A total of 26 recruits were born overseas in countries including Afghanistan, Colombia, Greece, Hong Kong, Iraq, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica and Solomon Islands.