Two new probationary constables will commence duties in the Tweed-Byron Police District after they attested at an attestation ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the new police officers to the Tweed-Byron area.

“Some of the Force’s newest probationary constables have elected to come back to serve their home towns located within the Tweed-Byron,” Mr Provest said.

“I’m absolutely delighted the Tweed community will be a safer place with this NSW Government investment boosting our policing numbers,” Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said.

“An additional 14 officers have been added to the Tweed-Byron Police District from the last 5 attestations.”

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

Class 346 includes 149 men and 55 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 our new officers will report to their stations from Monday 26 April 2021.

Twenty-two recruits were born overseas in countries including Pakistan, Syria and Colombia. Many are from non-English speaking backgrounds, with seven recruits fluent in a second language including Punjabi, Hungarian and Spanish. Six recruits are Indigenous with one recruit coming through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program