New Police Recruits Join the Northern Beaches PAC

The safety and security of the Northern Beaches community continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with 6 new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn last week.

Member for Manly James Griffin congratulated the new recruits on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of world-class training.

“Our community is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks of the Northern Beaches Police Area Command,” Mr Griffin.

“Our Government is proud of each and every one of them and wish them every success in their policing careers. Being sworn in as a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own.

“Work continues as we invest $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.”

Class 340 includes 177 men and 86 women. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades. The recruits have completed eight months of foundational training and those allocated to metropolitan commands will report to their stations on Tuesday 14 April 2020.

Thirty-one recruits were born overseas in countries including Italy, Afghanistan, USA, Thailand and Lebanon. Five recruits are Indigenous with two coming through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.

Minister for Police David Elliott said the State would be a safer place with the new recruits assigned to local Police Area Commands across NSW.

“Due to the current restrictions, these recruits have not had the send-off into their new careers that they deserve. I am working with Commissioner Fuller to ensure that all recruits attesting this year will be celebrated bigger than ever when it is safe to do so.

NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller said the latest intake of probationary constables will provide a valuable boost to police resources as the state faces the threat of COVID-19.

"I welcome our newest police officers from Class 340 who attest at a very significant time. They will hit the ground running, and I want them to know that I have their back," he said.