Local police ranks have been bolstered with the arrival of more police in the Northern Beaches Police District.

Five more probationary constables have commenced duties in the district today following a formal graduation ceremony in Goulburn on Friday.

Member for Manly, James Griffin welcomed the new officers and thanked them for choosing the Police as a vocation.

“Probationary constables play an important role within our police district, responding to a wide range of incidences including domestic issues, motor vehicle accidents, stealing offences, and more,” Mr Griffin said.

“The role of a probationary constable is challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding, and I wish our newest recruits the very best as they embark on their new careers.

“They will now spend time on the beat to put the training they have received into practice.”

Mr Griffin said, “Police training is a rigorous, committed 8-month process and our recruits deserve to be acknowledged for their achievements in graduating on Friday.

“I know officers in our district will welcome the new probationary constables as they become part of the close-knit family in the Northern Beaches Police Area Command.

“I welcome the regions newest recruits who have taken up the incredibly challenging and rewarding role of serving our community.

“I know our community also welcomes them and thanks them for choosing to embark on this important career,” Mr Griffin said.