JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - NEW POLICE RECRUITS FOR THE HILLS AND QUAKERS HILL LAC

Written on the 21 August 2017 by Kevin Conolly

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE - NEW POLICE RECRUITS FOR THE HILLS AND QUAKERS HILL LAC

Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott, Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams, Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly and Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor announced jointly today that 5 new Probationary Constables have joined The Hills Local Area Command (3) and Quakers Hill Local Area Command (2). They are:

Stephanie Brown (The Hills)
Calais Coles (The Hills)
Benjamin Harvey (The Hills)
Ben Wilkins (Quakers Hill)
Chanelle McCormack (Quakers Hill)

They all graduated last week from Goulburn Police Academy alongside 221 other NSW Police recruits from Class 331.

"Policing can be a very challenging career that involves encountering the best and worst of humanity and I'm very proud our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of these two officers starting their new jobs on the beat in our precincts," said Mr Elliott.

"On behalf of the community I thank our newest graduates for their commitment to combating crime and dedicating their careers to protecting our community," Mr Conolly said.

The probationary constables have commenced on-the-job training and will continue distance learning before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice. 

"I'm confident the training completed at the Police Academy together with the on-the-job training undertaken in these Local Area Commands will ensure our newest police graduates are well prepared for this important role of serving our community," Mr Williams said.

"I would like to welcome our newest officer/s to the region, and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause," Mr Taylor said.

Minister for Police Troy Grant said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has undertaken to boost frontline police numbers across the State.

"The men and women who graduated last week from Class 331 brings the number of individuals who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011 to 4,163," said Mr Grant.

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


Author: Kevin Conolly

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