Written on the 11 December 2017 by Kevin Conolly


The Quakers Hill Local Area Command welcomes a new Commander this month, and a new probationary constable this week, while Mt Druitt Local Area Command welcomes five new probationary constables following last week's attestation parade of Class of 332.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP visited Riverstone Police Station today to welcome the new LAC Commander, Superintendent Greg Peters and to congratulate their Command's newest recruit, Probationary Officer Ian Stein on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and joining the team at Quakers Hill LAC.

"Superintendent Peters brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Command and I look forward to working with him to ensure we have a safe and secure community in our region," said Mr Conolly. 

"I would like to welcome our six newest officers to the region, and extend our community's gratitude to them for choosing a career in the police," Mr Conolly said.

"I know the qualifications our newest officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will complete under the close guidance of senior police will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.

"Policing can be an extremely challenging profession. Our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I'm very pleased that our community will benefit from the knowledge and experience of police leaders and the  enthusiasm of our newest recruit starting their career on the beat," said Mr Conolly.

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

Class 332 included 199 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constables. These new recruits will commence on-the-job training immediately and will continue distance education before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.

"The 150 men and 49 women attested last week will bring the number of individuals who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011 to 4,362," Mr Grant said.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is on track to boost the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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