NSW Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh has welcomed four new police officers who are joining the Coffs Clarence Police District.
More than 180 police recruits were sworn-in as probationary constables at a private attestation ceremony, held in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, in Goulburn. The new probationary constables have been assigned to police area commands and police districts across the state.
“On behalf of our community, I’m pleased to be able to welcome our newest police officers to the Coffs Clarence Police District,” Mr Singh said.
“They join an outstanding team of crimefighters who work hard day and night to keep our local streets safe. They are to be commended for their dedication to the job.”
The recruits of Class 348 are starting their new careers in times of unprecedented challenges. More than 20 were born overseas in countries including Canada, China, Columbia, Fiji, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Syria, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.
Many are from backgrounds where English is a second language, and six are indigenous, with two recruits joining through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.