A total of nine new probationary constables will enter the St George Police Area Command after graduating from their foundational training at the Goulburn Police Academy.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has welcomed the probationary constables of Class 346 as they enter their official duties throughout the St George area.
“I welcome these new recruits on behalf of the St George community and I look forward to seeing these fine men and women grow and develop into the future,” Mr Coure said.
Class 346 includes 149 men and 55 women. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.
Twenty-two recruits were born overseas in countries including Pakistan, Syria and Colombia. Many are from non-English speaking backgrounds, with seven recruits fluent in a second language including Punjabi, Hungarian and Spanish.
Six recruits are Indigenous with one recruit coming through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.
“It is fantastic to see that our local police force encompasses a diverse range of individuals from numerous walks of life. This makes our team well-rounded and more inclusive.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, attended the attestation ceremony in Goulburn to congratulate the newest recruits.
“Police officers perform a crucial role in protecting the community. As the probationary constables of Class 346 step into their law enforcement duties, they know that they have the full support of the NSW Government,” Minister Elliott said.
“I commend their choice to pursue a career in policing where they will serve the community and keep this State safe.”
The recruits have completed eight months of foundational training and those allocated to local stations within the St George Police Area Command have reported to their stations this morning for duty.
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