Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward MP has today announced that two new officers will join the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command patrolling our local streets and attending to incidents, following today’s Police attestation parade of Class 334.
Mr Ward said that these two new probationary constables will soon begin duties at Lake Illawarra Local Area Command, where they will embark on their new policing career.
“I congratulate these two new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy after more than eight months of training and university-level education,” he said.
“Community safety is of paramount importance and I am absolutely thrilled to welcome the new probationary constables to the Lake Illawarra community.
“Becoming a sworn Police officer is a tremendous honour. The mere presence of a blue uniform puts our minds at ease, however it also comes with enormous challenges.
“As a community, we turn to the police in our worst hour and expect them to stand in harm’s way to prevent and disrupt criminal activity.
“I commend our newest officers on making the decision to put the community’s safety above their own and joining one of the proudest organisations in our State,” Mr Ward said.
The NSW Minister for Police Troy Grant said that the Liberals & Nationals Government committed to increasing the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to a record 16,795 over this term, and we have achieved that and more.
“The security and safety of the people of NSW is a top priority for this Government and these new Probationary Officers will be a great asset in helping to identify, disrupt and combat crime in the local community,” he said.
“These men and women are about to embark on a tough but rewarding career. I am proud to welcome the newest members to the NSW Police family, and I wish them the best for their future policing career,” Mr Grant said.