The safety and security of the community in the Oxley Police District continues to be the highest priority with the announcement that four new police officers will be on the beat following an attestation ceremony in Goulburn today.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the four additional recruits would be warmly welcomed by the community.
“In early July I welcomed five new recruits that were assigned to local stations and specialist areas over the next 12 months to protect communities and fight crime.
“Having nine new recruits assigned to our police district in less than three months is fantastic news.
“I am so proud of the efforts of our local police. Recently they have put some major runs on the board with the cracking of a major drugs and guns syndicate.
“The four additional police officers that graduated today will be sent to stations where they are needed the most to ensure the safety and security of the local community.
 “Data from the latest release of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research indicated the crackdown on crime is due to a great deal of hard work by the police and the community.
 “Last year we welcomed seven recruits from the Academy come to Oxley PD after more than eight months of training and university education.
"I have a strong plan for our future and this includes more police to keep us safe - with today’s announcement we’ve had more than 60 new recruits come to the Police District since I have been the MP.
“I’m always working hard to assist our local police and last December the opening of the $8 million Gunnedah Police Station was further evidence of the level of investment we’re seeing within the Oxley Police District,” Mr Anderson concluded.  
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A total of 269 students attested today in front of family, friends and other dignitaries, including 177 men and 92 women.
Nineteen of the new recruits are from an Indigenous background, including five who have come through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program to boost Aboriginal Australians in the NSW Police Force.
$583 million is being invested in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades. 
An extra 18 Rural Crime Investigators will be deployed across regional NSW to target country crime including stock theft, illegal hunting, stealing, and trespass and firearms offences.

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