Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomes the announcement that the safety and security of the Penrith community and our police force continues to be the NSW Government’s highest priority with 5 new police officers on the beat following a private attestation ceremony in Goulburn last week.
Stuart Ayres congratulated these 5 new recruits on attesting from the academy after more than eight months of world-class training.
“Penrith is in safer hands with more officers joining the ranks today,” Stuart Ayres said.
“I am proud to welcome these men and women to Penrith and wish them every success in their policing careers. Being sworn in as a police officer is a great honour and I commend these new recruits for making the brave decision to put the community’s safety ahead of their own.”
Class 341 comprises 42 female and 117 male officers, 41.5 percent are aged between 21 and 25, and six of the recruits are joining the police force aged over 40.
Significantly, 19 recruits were born overseas in countries including Wales, New Zealand, Lebanon and Nepal, reflecting the diverse communities they will serve. Four recruits are Indigenous with one coming through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are investing $583 million in 1500 extra officers over the next four years, the biggest increase in three decades,” added Stuart Ayres