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Barrier Police to welcome new recruit

Broken Hill will welcome one of the new 145 probationary constables that make up the latest class of graduates from the Goulbourn Police Academy.

The Attestation ceremony for Class 355 was held last Friday and marks the completion of the first stage of their journey to become police officers.

They have completed eight months of study at the New South Wales Police Academy and will commence their year of on-the-job training as probationary constables from Monday.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police, Paul Toole, said the newest recruits would 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.

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

In 2019 the NSW government announced the delivery of 1500 additional police positions over four years and committed $60 million to upgrade the Goulburn Police Academy.

Acting Police Commissioner Mal Lanyon said the 145 new probationary constables represented the future of the NSW Police Force .

“The students have worked hard to get here – both academically and physically – and have proved their capability to take on the tasks involved in the job ahead,” Acting Comm Lanyon said.

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