6 NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR RIVERSTONE ELECTORATE
Written on the 9 May 2018 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today met with the Commander Greg Peters of Quakers Hills Police Area Command for the 'Coffee with a Cop Day' at Stanhope Village shopping centre and welcomed 6 new probationary constables following the atestation parade of Class 333 held on 27 April.
Mr Conolly congratulated the following new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thanked them for their extraordinary commitment to the safety and security of the people of NSW:
Ethan James, Jake McKenna, Jack Pippen, Mitchell Sansom, Pearce Scammell and Hayden Veitch.
"Becoming a police officer is a tremendous honour, however it can be an extremely challenging and demanding profession," Mr Conolly said.
Having recently completed eight months training at the Police Academy, the new officers will continue to receive on-the-job training under the guidance of experienced police to ensure they are adequately prepared for this important new role.
"On behalf of the local community, I thank the latest crop of officers in blue for joining one of the proudest organisations in the state and stepping up to the task of our keeping our community safe," said Mr Conolly.
Minister for Police Troy Grant said the NSW Government committed to increasing the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to a record 16,795 over this term, and we have achieved that and more. Class 333 brings the number of sworn officers to pass through the Goulburn Police Academy to 4,596, since 2011.
"As a community, we turn to the police in our worst hour and expect them to stand in harm's way to prevent criminal activity," said Minister Grant.
"While these probationary constables will undoubtedly face many challenges during their time in the Force, they will be rewarded with the knowledge they have solved major crimes, brought criminals to justice, and given closure to victims and their families," Minister Grant said.
"These 6 new probationary constables will be a great asset to the community, strongly building up the Quakers Hill Command's strength in numbers of uniformed personnel able to serve this fast growing community," said Commander Greg Peters.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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