Five new probationary constables will commence duties in North Shore PAC after they attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last month on 24 June.

Member for Willoughby Tim James welcomed the new police officers to Willoughby

“I congratulate our newest probationary constables, who will be a valuable addition to strengthening the force of our local area command. The new officers will become the next generation of officers to keep our community safe.”

“They have reported to their stations for work starting from the last week of June and will be deployed to areas where they are needed the most.” Mr James said.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole congratulated the newest recruits in Goulburn.

“The 200 students of Class 353 have committed themselves to eight months of training at the Police Academy and should be acknowledged for their achievements,” Mr Toole said.

“Our current police officers across the state will welcome the new probationary constables over the coming weeks as they join the beat in regional, rural and metro communities.

“The NSW Government is proud to offer its continued support to the NSW Police Force as we strive to keep the people of NSW safe.”

In 2019 the NSW Government announced a record investment in police, with an additional 1500 officers over four years and committed $60 million to upgrade the Goulburn Police Academy.

Class 353 includes 134 men and 66 women from all ages, backgrounds and regions across the state and country.