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Ten new police officers for the region

The Cootamundra, Griffith and Wagga Wagga Local Area Commands will welcome a total of 10 new probationary constables following the Police Academy attestation parade of Class of 330 last Friday.

Member for Cootamundra Katrina Hodgkinson has congratulated the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thanked them for their commitment to combating crime, and protecting the community.

“I would like to welcome our newest police officers to the region, and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause,” Katrina said.

“I know the qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at their respective Local Area Command will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.

“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession. Our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity, so I’m very pleased that our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of 10 new officers starting their career on the beat.”

Class 330 includes 178 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constables.

These new recruits will commence on-the-job training on Monday 1 May and will continue distance education before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.

The latest recruits join more than 3,759 officers who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011. 

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term of Government.

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