Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has congratulated the 313 members of “Class 323” who attested from the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn on Friday.
“I congratulate the members of Class 323, six of whom will be coming to The Hills Local Area Command,” Mr Elliott said.
“These new officers will join an elite group of women and men who selflessly dedicate their lives to this challenging and important role.
“We welcome these new police officers and thank them for their commitment to serving our community,” Mr Elliott said
The probationary officers attesting today come from a variety of cultural backgrounds with 14 languages spoken and three identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
NSW Police Force numbers are now at record highs. An additional 89 authorised strength positions were added to the NSW Police Force this month, taking authorised strength to 16,485.
Since 2011 the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has delivered an additional 679 police officer positions – and under this Government, 2,966 new probationary constables have attested from the Academy.
“On behalf of the people of Baulkham Hills, I congratulate the new recruits and look forward to seeing them continue the high standard of excellence we expect from the NSW Police Force,” Mr Elliott said.