The St George Police Area Command has received a boost in their numbers with four new probationary constables recently beginning their formal policing careers with the command, Mark Coure, Member for Oatley, announced.
Mr Coure welcomed the constables and thanked them for working to ensure the continued safety and security of the local area.
“Keeping residents and visitors to our local area safe and secure is the NSW Government’s highest priority,” Mr Coure said.
“I am proud to welcome these officers to the St George area and thank them for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own.”
“After 8 months of world-class training at the NSW Police Force Academy in Goulburn, these officers will begin their policing careers in the St George area while also undertaking further study to finalise their qualifications.”
The constables were part of Class 341 in which 159 new officers were attested in a private ceremony in Goulburn last week.
David Elliott, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, said the brave women and men 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.
“I wish every single recruit my best as they take their oath to proudly serve the community in what will be a rewarding yet challenging career. We owe each of them the greatest amount of respect and gratitude for their commitment to put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe.”
New South Wales Police Commissioner, Mick Fuller, welcomed the 159 new recruits into the policing family.
“Our newest police officers come to a career in policing at an important time. We are still in recovery from the recent drought and bushfires and still staring down the threat of COVID-19.”
“They are a welcome addition to police area commands and police districts across the state and to the community of New South Wales,” Commissioner Fuller said.
The NSW Liberal-National Government is investing $583 million over the next four years to deliver an extra 1500 police officers, the biggest increase in three decades.
If you wish to report information regarding suspected illegal activity, including breaches of COVID-19 public health orders, please contact Crime Stoppers via their anonymous hotline- 1800 333 000.
Alternatively, you can contact the police stations within the St George Police Area Command at any time to report any concerns:
Kogarah Police Station- (02) 8566 7499
Hurstville Police Station- (02) 9375 8599
Riverwood Police Station- (02) 9584 1899