Four new probationary constables have today commenced duties within the Tweed Byron Police District after they attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday, 9 December.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP welcomed the new police officers to Tweed.
and congratulated the new recruits on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of world-class training.

“Christmas in the Tweed is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks today,” Mr Provest said.

NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole joined NSW Police Commissioner, Karen Webb APM, to welcome the enthusiastic new recruits, who come from diverse backgrounds and professional experience.

“I am proud to welcome the 151 new recruits into the NSW Police Force, who have taken up the incredibly challenging but rewarding responsibility of serving and protecting the people of NSW,” Minister Toole said.

“These probationary constables are among 1,046 recruits to NSW Police this year, helping strengthen the ranks of our modern and world-class Police Force.

“The NSW Government recognises the role of a police officer is like no other, which is why we’re rolling out landmark reforms to help recruit, retain and take better care of every member of the Force throughout their career, whether they’re probationary constables or those with decades of experience.”

Class 356 includes 116 men and 35 women. Some recruits entered the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.

Of the probationary constables attesting today, 134 were born in Australia and 17 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include Philippines, Pakistan, Scotland, Sudan, Mexico and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Five recruits are Indigenous, with all of them joining through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.