Three new Probationary Constables will begin their careers on the Central Coast this week, following an attestation at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Police officers put their lives on the line every day to protect the community.
“Being sworn in as a Police officer is a great honour and I commend these three new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own,” Mr Crouch said.
“I thank and congratulate each of these officers for choosing to join the Force, and I wish them a long and successful career.
“Following eight months of foundational training as part of Class 346 at the Goulburn Police Academy, the three Probationary Constables have reported to Gosford Police Station for the first time and will now undertake a week-long induction.”
Class 346 includes 149 men and 55 women. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott congratulated the newest recruits.
“Police officers perform a crucial role in protecting the community. As the Probationary Constables of Class 346 step into their law enforcement duties they can know that they have the full support of this Government,” Mr Elliott said.
The NSW Government is investing $583 million to introduce 1,500 extra Police over four years to enhance community safety.