Eight new probationary constables commenced duties in the local North Shore Police Area Command today after they attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday 14 October 2022.


Member for Willoughby Tim James personally welcomed the new police officers to the Willoughby area today at Chatswood Police Station.


“I congratulate the new recruits and wish them rewarding careers serving our local community and keeping us safe.” Mr James said.


“It was a delight to meet this impressive group of new officers and lend my support to their roles in our community.”


Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole said the newest recruits will bolster policing capabilities right across the State.  


“As the probationary Class of 355 hit the ground running, they have the full support of our Government behind them,” Mr Toole said.


“They are to be commended for pursuing a career in policing where they will make a real difference while protecting and serving our communities.


“It is an honour to be in Goulburn today to witness Class 355 take the oath and pledge to keep the people of NSW safe.”


In 2019 the NSW Government announced the delivery of 1,500 additional police positions over four years. All of these positions have now been allocated and will be filled by the end of the financial year.


Class 355 is made up of 145 recruits, including 94 men and 51 women from various backgrounds and regions across the State and country.