12 NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR BLACKTOWN, QUAKERS HILL & MT DRUITT
Written on the 18 December 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Local communities will see 12 new officers on the beat and responding to emergencies, following last week's police attestation from the Goulburn Police Academy.
The new probationary constables from Class 335 will soon begin duties at Blacktown, Quakers Hill and Mt Druitt Police Area Commands, where they will embark on their new policing career.
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly congratulates the new recruits on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of training and university education.
"Becoming a sworn police officer is a tremendous honour. The mere presence of a blue uniform puts our minds at ease, however, it also comes with enormous challenges," said Mr Conolly.
"As a community, we turn to the police in our worst hour and expect them to stand in harm's way to prevent and disrupt criminal activity.
"I commend our newest officers on making the decision to put the community's safety above their own, and joining one of the proudest organisations in the State."
Minister for Police Troy Grant said the Liberals & Nationals Government has also committed to fortify the force into the future with the recent investment of more than $583 million over four years to deliver 1500 extra police.
"This will ensure we're not only able to maintain the current level of service and protection the community expects, but can also meet emerging crime-trends head-on," Mr Grant said.
"The security and safety of the people of NSW is a top priority for this Government and these latest Probationary Officers will be a great asset in helping to identify, disrupt and combat crime in the local community.
"They are about to embark on a tough but rewarding career. I am proud to welcome them into the NSW Police family, and I wish them all the best for their future policing careers."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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