Northern NSW gets six new police officers

NORTHERN NSW will receive just six new police officers under a state-wide allocation to local area commands.

131 new probationary constables were sworn into the NSW Police Force this morning at NSW Police Academy at Goulburn.

The Northern Region has the smallest allocation of officers, with just six new recruits including two for the Coffs-Clarence Command Area.

Commands at Central Hunter, Lake Macquarie, Mid North Coast and Port Stephens will receive one new officer each.

97 officers were appointed to Sydney regions, 15 to Southern NSW, and 13 to Western NSW.

The probationary constable will report to their new stations for work on Monday.

They will then complete 12 months on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University before they officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice.

The officers will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.



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