COMMUNITY SAFETY FURTHER ENHANCED WITH MORE BOOTS ON THE GROUND
The Oxley Police District have welcomed seven more probationary constables to their ranks, learning on the job while enhancing community safety right across the district.
Four of the new probationary constables will be based in Tamworth, two in Narrabri and one in Gunnedah.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson congratulated the new probationary constables who were attested in a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday.
“We are getting on top of crime right across our district with significant increases to resourcing right across the Oxley Police District,” Mr Anderson said.
“Part of our push for greater community safety is kicking off the careers of a significant number of probationary constables in our district.
“Our newest probationary constables will be on the beat, learning from qualified training officers, ensuring they get the very best in training as they embark on a fulfilling career as a police officer.
“I join the community in welcoming them to the region and wishing them the best for their careers.”
The announcement of seven new probationary constables comes after a strong community push led to further resources being allocated to the district including:
- 6 new Proactive Crime Team members
- 2 new Rural Crime Investigators
Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole said a career in policing was ideal for anyone looking to make a difference in their community.
“For these probationary constables, Monday will mark day one of a challenging and rewarding career keeping our communities safe,” Mr Toole said.
“They will join almost 18,000 other men and women in blue working as part of a world-class modern police force to drive down crime rates and protect the community.
“NSW Police is actively recruiting as part of its ‘You should be a cop’ campaign and I encourage anyone looking for new opportunities to give it a go.”
In 2019 the NSW Government announced the delivery of 1,500 additional police positions over four years. All of these positions have now been allocated and will be filled by the end of the financial year.
Class 354 includes 104 men and 50 women from all ages, backgrounds and regions across the State and country.