Written on the 18 December 2018 by Kevin Conolly


The community in the Riverstone electorate will see a new officer on the beat and responding to emergencies, following last week's police attestation from the Goulburn Police Academy.

The new probationary constable from Class 335 has begun duties at Quakers Hill Police Area Command, where he will embark on his new policing career.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly visited the Riverstone Police Station on Monday and congratulated the new recruit on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of training and university education.

"Community safety is absolutely paramount, and I am delighted to welcome the new probationary constable to the local area," Mr Conolly said

"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.

"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 officer on making the decision to put the community's safety above his 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 this latest Probationary Officer will be a great asset in helping to identify, disrupt and combat crime in the local community.

He is about to embark on a tough but rewarding career. I am proud to welcome him into the NSW Police family, and I wish him all the best for his future policing career."

Mr Conolly took the opportunity to also welcome Superintendent Jenny Scholz into her new role as the Quakers Hill Police Area Commander following the retirement of Superintendent Greg Peters.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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