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TWO NEW OFFICERS FOR THE MONARO POLICE DISTRICT
Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed two new police officers to the ranks of the Monaro Police District, following an attestation ceremony held in Goulburn today.
Mr Barilaro said the two new probationary constables are among 275 new recruits who will begin their careers with the NSW Police Force next week.
“I am thrilled to welcome the two new recruits to the Monaro Police District and I commend them on their brave decision to become a police officer,” Mr Barilaro said.
“The safety and security of the Monaro community is paramount and I know we are in good hands with these new officers.
“On behalf of the Monaro community I welcome the new recruits and wish them all the best with the next step in what will be a challenging but rewarding career with the NSW Police Force.”
A total of 275 students attested today in front of family, friends and other dignitaries, including 182 men and 93 women. Twenty-two recruits were born overseas in countries including Iran, Nepal and Brazil.
Eleven of the new recruits are from an Indigenous background, including three who have come through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) Program to boost Aboriginal Australians in the NSW Police Force.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the State would be a safer place with the new recruits.
“I want to welcome each and every attesting recruit to the police family, and pay particular mention to the eleven Indigenous new recruits who will become strong leaders in their communities,” Mr Elliott said.
NSW Police Force Commissioner Mick Fuller said the latest probationary constables will boost police resources as the busy summer months commence.
“Next week our newest police officers will hit the ground running. As they start their new job, they bring life experience, enthusiasm and the skills they have gained in training at the Police Academy. They are a welcome addition at police commands across the State,” Mr Fuller said.