Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the news that Penrith will be a safer place with the addition of 5 new police officers, after they attested at a private ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last week.
“Our new police officers are a welcome boost to the Penrith community and they will be a great help us as we continue to face the COVID-19 crisis,” Stuart Ayres said.
“On behalf of the community, I am pleased to welcome these officers to their new command. Police put their own safety on the line to protect our community every day, and I commend these new officers for their dedication and wish them every success in their policing careers.”
“The NSW Government are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades.”
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott congratulated the recruits on their dedication and hard work as they embarked on their chosen career in policing.
“Our recruits of Class 342 come at an important time for the state of NSW. I wish them well as they embark on their chosen career,” Mr Elliott said.
“These officers can be assured that they have the full support of this government as they step into their career in law enforcement and service to the community.”
Police Commissioner Mick Fuller AMP said the latest intake of probationary constables will provide a valuable and timely boost to police resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our newest probationary constables from Class 342 leave the Academy during unprecedented times, they will face challenges in their first few months that I won’t have experienced when I joined,” he said.