UPPER Hunter MP Michael Johnsen has welcomed the news that the Hunter Valley Local Area Command received three new probationary constables.
He said the electorate garnered an additional five police recruits that were being shared with neighbouring electorates.
The shared area commands that will receive these latest officers are Central Hunter, Port Stephens and Oxley.
“I congratulate the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thank them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at our Hunter Valley Local Area Command and shared area commands, will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.
“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession.
“Our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I’m very pleased that our Muswellbrook community will benefit from the enthusiasm of three new officers starting their career on the beat.
“I would like to welcome our newest officers to the Upper Hunter electorate, and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause, in both the local and shared Area Commands.”
The NSW Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term of government.