NEW POLICE RECRUITS JOIN QUAKERS HILL AREA COMMAND
Written on the 28 August 2019 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP, has welcomed three new Probationary Constables to the Quakers Hill Police Area Command. The three new officers undertook their attestation at Goulburn Police Academy last Friday.
"I was delighted to visit Riverstone Police Station to welcome the three new Probationary Constables Grasinger, Davis and Sharma with the Commander of Quakers Hill Police Area Command, Superintendent Jenny Scholz. The new recruits commenced their induction program at Riverstone Police Station this week and I was impressed with their desire to get straight to work and contribute to the safety and security of our community," said Mr Conolly.
The safety and security of the Riverstone electorate community continues to be the NSW Government's highest priority with Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott welcoming a total of 269 new recruits to the NSW Police Force at the ceremony in Goulburn last Friday.
The graduating class included 177 men and 92 women. Twenty-nine recruits were born overseas in countries including Iraq, Croatia and Wales. Nineteen of the new recruits are from an Indigenous background, including five who have come through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program to boost Aboriginal Australians in the NSW Police Force.
Mr Elliott said the State would be a safer place with the new recruits assigned to local Police Area Commands across NSW.
"I want to welcome each and every attesting recruit to the police family, and pay particular mention to the nineteen Indigenous new recruits who will become strong leaders in their communities," Mr Elliott said.
NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller said the attestation was an important milestone for recruits.
"I wish these new recruits every success in their policing careers. Being sworn in as a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community's safety ahead of their own," said Mr Conolly.
"The NSW Liberals are investing $583 million in recruiting 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades."
Author: Kevin Conolly
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