Police welcome newest recruits as recruitment drive continues

More than 150 new probationary constables including 50 women will be deployed to police stations across the state following today’s Attestation ceremony in Goulburn.

The newest recruits of Class 354 have completed their eight months of training and studies and will commence their year of on-the-job as Probationary Constables from next week.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police Paul Toole said a career in policing was ideal for anyone looking to make a difference in their community.

“For these probationary constables, Monday will mark day one of a challenging and rewarding career keeping our communities safe,” Mr Toole said.

“They will join almost 18,000 other men and women in blue working as part of a world-class modern police force to drive down crime rates and protect the community.

“NSW Police is actively recruiting as part of its ‘You should be a cop’ campaign and I encourage anyone looking for new opportunities to give it a go.”

In 2019 the NSW Government announced the delivery of 1500 additional police positions over four years. All of these positions have now been allocated and will be filled by the end of the financial year.

Police Commissioner Karen Webb said the Attestation ceremony marked the start of a rewarding and unforgettable career for many.

“The NSW Police Force is proud to welcome the 154 new probationary constables as we continue to grow as an organisation,” Commissioner Webb said.

“Our thousands of police officers perform some of the most important work in our community every day and they do a tremendous job.

“The work they do to help victims of crime, investigate violent crimes and bring offenders before the courts is nothing short of remarkable.”

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT CLASS 354

A total of 154 recruits are being sworn in today. The class comprises 104 men and 50 women.

The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable. Recruits will report to their stations for work from Monday 22 August 2022.

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, 134 were born in Australia and 20 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include England, New Zealand, Nepal, Belgium, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Pakistan and more.

Seven recruits are Indigenous, with three joining through the Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way Delivery (IPROWD) program.

Class 354 comprises:

  • 18-20 – 27
  • 21-25 – 70
  • 26-30 – 33
  • 31-35 – 15
  • 36-40 – 5
  • Over 40 – 4

For interviews with recruits going to specific areas, please contact the relevant Police Area Command or Police District on Monday 22 August 2022.

ALLOCATIONS BY POLICE AREA COMMAND AND POLICE DISTRICT

CENTRAL METROPOLITAN REGION – 27

Eastern Beaches PAC – 6

Eastern Suburbs PAC – 1

Inner West PAC – 4

Kings Cross PAC – 2

Leichhardt PAC – 2

South Sydney PAC – 4

St George PAC – 1

Surry Hills PAC – 2

Sutherland Shire PAC – 3

Sydney City PAC – 2

NORTH WEST METROPOLITAN REGION – 33

Blacktown PAC – 3

Hawkesbury PAC – 2

Kuring Gai PAC – 2

Mt Druitt PAC – 3

Nepean PAC – 2

North Shore PAC – 4

Northern Beaches PAC – 9

Parramatta PAC – 3

Ryde PAC – 3

The Hills PAC – 2

SOUTH WEST METROPOLITAN REGION – 25

Auburn PAC – 3

Bankstown PAC – 1

Burwood PAC – 2

Camden PAC – 2

Campbelltown City PAC – 2

Campsie PAC – 4

Cumberland PAC – 4

Fairfield City PAC – 5

Liverpool City PAC – 2

NORTHERN REGION – 18

Brisbane Water PD – 4

Lake Macquarie PD – 2

Mid North Coast PD – 2

Newcastle City PD – 4

Port Stephens-Hunter PD – 2

Tweed/Byron PD – 2

Tuggerah Lakes PD – 2

SOUTHERN REGION – 24

Lake Illawarra PD – 3

Monaro PD – 3

Murray River PD – 3

Murrumbidgee PD – 2

Riverina PD – 4

South Coast PD – 4

Wollongong PD – 5

WESTERN REGION – 27

Barrier PD – 4

Central West PD – 5

Central North – 1

Chifley PD – 2

New England PD – 5

Orana Mid-Western PD – 3

Oxley PD – 7

TOTAL ALLOCATIONS – 154

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