Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the 208 Police recruits who attested as Probationary Constables during the Class 328 parade. The recruits commenced on-the-job training on Monday and will continue distance learning before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice.
The men and women taking attestations join more than 3,400 officers who have become sworn officers of the NSW Police Force since 2011.
Stuart Ayres MP met and congratulated local Luke Bernacki for graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy in Class 328 and thanked him for his commitment to combating crime and community safety.
“On behalf of the community I thank Luke and all the recruits for dedicating their career to tirelessly protecting our communities,” Stuart Ayres said.
“I know the training Luke has completed at the Police Academy together with the on-the-job training that he will undertake at the Penrith Station will ensure his is prepared for this important role.
“Policing can be a very challenging career that involves encountering the best and worst of humanity and I’m very proud our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of new officers starting their new job on the beat,” added Stuart Ayres
The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police to 16,795 over this term of Government.