Friday, April 19, 2024

Historic attestation for NSW Police graduates

A history-making new cohort of probationary constables were sworn into the NSW Police Force today – the first trainees to be paid during their time at Goulburn Police Academy.

Class 360 attested at the Academy following eight months of training in the Constable Education Program (CEP).

The 179 officers will now have 12 months on the job training as a probationary constable.

Communities across NSW will see the new boots on the ground on Monday:

  • Central Metropolitan Region – 53
  • Northwest Metropolitan Region – 39
  • Southwest Metropolitan Region – 33
  • Northern Region – 24
  • Southern Region – 17
  • Western Region – 13.

Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism, Yasmin Catley welcomed the new officers to the force and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to rebuild and support our frontline services.

“I wish every one of the 179 Attesting Officers a long, rich and rewarding career in the NSW Police Force – the best Police Force in the world,” said Minister Catley.

“Each of these officers have displayed an unwavering commitment to make a difference to the people of NSW. Our state and the policing family is all the richer for it.”
“Paid study is now a reality thanks to the Minns Labor Government. There’s never been a better time to join the best police force in the world.”
Minister Catley and NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb officially opened three new accommodation blocks which provide modern, clean and comfortable facilities for the student police officers. 

“These officers have today embarked on a career that is unique and like no other,” said Commissioner Webb.
“This is not just a job; it’s a calling. A calling to serve and protect, to uphold the values of justice and to make a positive impact on all of our communities.”
“To the newest members of our organisation, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours with the NSW Police Force.” 

In October, the NSW Government made the historic announcement that student police officers will be paid to study at the Goulburn Police Academy. 
Class 360 is the first cohort to receive a one-off payment, the amount of which was pro-rated to the date of the announcement. 
From March 2024, student police officers will be employed as clerk grade 1/2 administrative employees on a temporary fixed term contact. 
They’ll receive a total salary of approximately $30,984 over the 16-week study period, including super and award-based allowances. 
Apply online to become a police officer.

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