The area has welcomed new police onto the beat following the first graduation ceremony of 2021.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott, congratulated the incoming officers and welcomed the return to a full ceremony after last year’s events were disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions.
“Over the course of last year, we have seen first-hand the crucial role our police officers play in protecting the community and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their efforts,” he said.
Hawkesbury Police Area Command has welcomed two new probationary constables, The Hills PAC welcomed two and Quakers Hill PAC has welcomed seven new officers.
Member for Hawkesbury, Robyn Preston MP, said: “Our new police officers have chosen a career of service and will be a vital asset to the people of Hawkesbury”.
The NSW Government has committed $583 million over four years to deliver 1500 new police officers – the biggest single increase for the NSW Police Force in more than thirty years.
The probationary constables were the 194 who attested at the NSW Police Academy at the end of last month.
They have completed eight months of foundational training. They now complete 12 months’ on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University. They officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice once they have passed all academic and operation standards