The NSW Police Force will welcome 201 new probationary constables to its ranks at the Police Academy in Goulburn today (22 February 2019).
‘Class 336’ includes 141 policemen and 60 policewomen who will complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed to the rank of constable.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM will be joined by the Lieutenant Governor of NSW, The Honourable Thomas Bathurst AC QC, Minister for Police and Emergency Services, The Honourable Troy Grant MP, and NSW Premier, The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian, to inspect the new recruits on the parade ground.
Commissioner Fuller said the new recruits are about to embark on a challenging, yet highly rewarding career path.
“Police play such an important role within our communities and these officers have worked hard – both physically and academically – to reach this milestone,” Commissioner Fuller said.
“When they walk off the parade ground today, these probationary constables will be tasked with ensuring the safety and security of the people of NSW, and I am confident they will do so with integrity,” Commissioner Fuller said.
The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable and report to their new stations for work on Monday (25 February 2019).
FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT ‘CLASS 336’
A total of 201 new recruits are being sworn in today.
The class comprises of 141 policemen and 60 policewomen.
They will then 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. The officers will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.
Of the probationary constables attesting today, 180 were born in Australia and 21 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include India, Wales, South Korea, Egypt, New Zealand, Kenya, Philippines and South Africa.
The recruits age statistics include:
- 36 are aged 19-20
- 108 are aged 21-25
- 41 are aged 26-30
- 9 are aged 31-35
- 6 are aged 36-40
- 1 aged over 40
For interviews with recruits going to specific areas, please contact the relevant Police Area Command or Police District on Monday 25 February 2019.