161 New Police Officers For New South Wales

Member Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Member for Castle Hill Dominic Perrottet have welcomed two new Police Officers to the Hills following a graduation ceremony in Goulburn today.

 Mr Elliott said these new officers were part of a statewide induction.

 “These new officers are among 161 graduating police who will join Local Area Commands across NSW,” Mr Elliott said.

 “Today’s graduation provides an additional boost to our community, and I am delighted to welcome these new officers.”

 Mr Perrottet said the new officers in the Hills demonstrated the NSW Government’s commitment to community safety.

 “The Liberal & Nationals Government is delivering on its commitment to increase Police numbers right across NSW,” Mr Perrottet said.

 “This Government has added 420 new positions to the Police Force since December 2011, and there are more officers on the way.”

 Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said the Government has committed to increase the NSW Police Force by a total of 859 police officers, with the Authorised Strength reaching 16,665 in August 2015.  

 “We will also deliver a further 179 positions for the Public Transport Command, 30 positions for the Traffic and Highway Patrol Command, and 230 General Duties positions right across NSW. 

 “This Government is also retaining more officers. Under Labor, 70 officers were leaving per month and under the Liberal & Nationals Government it has reduced to around 40,” Minister Gallacher concluded.