In a boost for the safety and security of our local community three brand new police officers started on the beat from Riverstone police station after a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn last week for Class 341.
Today Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP joined new Quakers Hill Superintendent Donna McCarthy to congratulate the three new probationary constables who started their first day of duty at Riverstone Police Station during their induction, after undergoing more than eight months of training at the Police Academy in Goulburn.
“Our community is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks today,” Mr Conolly said. “I welcome Probationary Constables Luke Burdekin, Bailey Rowe and Jared Chaplin and thank them for taking on this significant responsibility.
“I am proud to welcome these three young men and wish them 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.” Mr Conolly said.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the brave men and women of Class 341, have completed their training during extraordinary times.
“These recruits join the strong police family of more than 17,000 officers at a significant time as the state continues to face a global pandemic,” Mr Elliott said.
New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller welcomed the 159 new recruits into the policing family.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.