Four new cops to report for duty at Moree Police Station

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall welcoming new police to the region earlier this year.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall welcoming new police to the region earlier this year.

Four new probationary constables will report for duty at Moree Police Station on Monday, following their graduation from the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday.

A total of nine graduates from Goulburn Police Academy's Class 339 will be stationed in the New England, with two officers heading to Inverell and Armidale and another going to Glen Innes.

The nine new arrivals takes to 36 the number of new police officers the Northern Tablelands has received since the beginning of last year.

Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall congratulated the new probationary constables on their graduation and thanked them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime.

"As we enter the busy summer months these new officers will be an added boost to police resources across the electorate," he said.

"The new recruits will be wonderful additions to the local police 'family' and it's great to know they will be very supported by their fellow officers as well as a growing group of young officers who have arrived over the past 18 months," Mr Marshall said.

"We're stepping up the numbers of police in this region and importantly, the visibility of police, to help prevent crime, not just apprehend those who perpetrate it.

"To secure 36 new officers in less than two years is an enormous boost to the police ranks in our region and has contributed to falling crime rates across many communities.

"Policing can be an extremely challenging profession but with the training they've received from the academy and from what they'll learn in their local commands they'll be adequately prepared to step into this important role.

"If you happen to see our newest officers, please stop, say g'day and welcome them to our region."

Class 339 will complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed to the rank of constable.