MP'S Welcome New Police Recruits To Region

09 May 2019

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward, Member for South Coast Shelley Hancock and Member for Heathcote Lee Evans said that the safety and security of our local communities continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with 4 new Police officers on the beat across our region following an attestation ceremony in Goulburn, where class 337 took their oath.

The 4 new Police officers include:

  • 2 new Police officers for the South Coast Police District; and
  • 2 new Police officers for the Wollongong Police District.

Mr Ward said that our local, frontline Police officers put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect our local communities.

“The NSW Government is committed to recruiting more police officers across NSW to keep our communities safe,” he said.

“Congratulations to all the new police officers who graduated today and will now embark on their important and rewarding careers,” Mr Ward said.

Mrs Hancock said that we owe every Police officer a great debt of gratitude for the work that they do.

“Our State has some of the lowest crime rates in a generation and that is testament to the people like these officers who have completed world class training,” she said.

“This represents the start of the next chapter for these 4 new Police officers, where they will experience the great challenges and rewards of serving our community,” he said.

Mr Evans said that our local communities are now in safer hands with these 4 new Police officers joining the ranks.

“I am very proud to welcome these men and women and wish them every success in their policing careers,” he said.

“I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own as they attest with the rank of probationary constable and begin their duties this week,” Mr Evans concluded.