NSW Officers Welcomed to NSW Police Force

More than 220 new probationary constables have today joined record numbers of police to help keep the community safe.

The NSW Police Force has welcomed 226 police recruits after they were sworn in as probationary constables at a ceremony in Goulburn today.

The new police recruits were sworn in at an attestation parade in Goulburn today, attended by Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM and Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman. The probationary officers will be assigned to Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the state after taking their oath of office.

“Congratulations to the men and women of class 349, who graduate today and will join the NSW Police Force at its strongest and most efficient,” Mr Elliott said.

“After eight months of world-class training, the attesting officers will join their stations next Monday and invigorate the policing capabilities of this state.”

“The NSW Government has committed to invest $583 million to introduce 1500 extra police over four years to enhance community safety across NSW and is investing $60 million over four years to upgrade the Police Academy at Goulburn,” he said.

Member for Manly, James Griffin welcomed 3 new police officers to the Northern Beaches PAC.

“On behalf of the community, I am pleased to be able to welcome our newest police officers.” Mr Griffin said.

Class 349 includes 153 men and 73 women. A total of 34 recruits were born overseas in countries including Brazil, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Iraq, Germany, Egypt, Serbia, Korea and New Zealand.

Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.

Many are from non-English speaking backgrounds, with recruits fluent in a second language including Portugese, Tamil, Swahili, Nepali, Arabic, Hindi and Korean. Three recruits are Indigenous.

The recruits have completed eight months of foundational training and those allocated to commands within the Northern Beaches will report to their stations from Monday 11 October 2021.