More police for North Coast beat

MORE police are on their way to the North Coast.

From Monday, the Coffs/Clarence local area command will have four new probationary constables, while the Mid North Coast Local Area Command will get three.

They were among 271 new police recruits sworn in at a graduation ceremony at the NSW Police Force College in Goulburn yesterday.

"As I look to the future of policing in NSW, with the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead, I am confident," NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said yesterday.

"The officers being sworn in today bring the vigour, enthusiasm and diversity to the force to take us forward.

"Policing in 2008 is dynamic and filled with opportunities to be stimulated, learn new skills, and most importantly, be rewarded by the job on a daily basis."

The graduating class comprised 85 women and 186 men.

Among them, 249 are from European backgrounds and 20 are from non-English speaking backgrounds, while two are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

The youngest recruit is 19, with the oldest aged 58.


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