New police recruits continue to boost the blue line at Moree

THE Barwon Local Area Command will welcome two new probationary constables to the Moree Police Station following today’s attestation parade of Class of 331.

The latest allocation of recruits brings to 11 the total number of probationary constables allocated from the Police Academy to Moree Police Station in the past 12 months – a substantial boost to the blue line in that region.   

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall congratulated the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thanked them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime.

“I would like to welcome our newest officers to the region, and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause,” Mr Marshall said.

“I know the qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at the Moree Police Station will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.

“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession and 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 enthusiasm of these officers starting their career on the beat.”

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

“The men and women attesting today will bring the number of individuals who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011 to 4,163,” Mr Grant said.

“Today – and every police graduation day – gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of the men and women who have chosen a career in law enforcement.”

Class 331 includes 226 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constables. These new recruits will commence on-the-job training on Monday and will continue distance education before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.

The NSW Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term of Government.