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MONARO WELCOMES NEW POLICE RECRUITS
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed four new recruits to the ranks of the Monaro Police District.
For the first time in more than a decade two probationary constables have joined Cooma Police Station, while the other two recruits will be based in Queanbeyan.
“This is an exciting day for these recruits and the community. I am proud to welcome these men and women and wish them every success in their policing careers.
“Being a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new officers for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own,” Mr Barilaro said.
The four recruits were among 269 men and women who joined the New South Wales Police Force, following an attestation ceremony held in Goulburn on Friday.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott has congratulated the recruits, which includes 177 men and 92 women.
“I want to welcome each and every attesting recruit to the police family, and pay particular mention to the nineteen Indigenous new recruits who will become strong leaders in their communities,” Mr Elliott said.
Twenty-nine recruits were born overseas in countries including Iraq, Croatia and Wales.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.
This includes an extra 18 Rural Crime Investigators to be deployed across regional NSW to target country crime including stock theft, illegal hunting, stealing, and trespass and firearms offences.