Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Wyong welcomes new officers

NSW Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism, Yasmin Catley, has officially welcomed four new probationary constables at Wyong Police Station as they commence official duties at Tuggerah Lakes Police District.

Minister Catley welcomed the new probationary constables to the NSW Police Force and thanked them for the important work they will be doing, protecting and serving the public.

“I would like to congratulate these probationary constables on becoming the newest members of our local police family and pay tribute to the hard work and dedication they have shown to get to this point,” Ms Catley said.

“As Police Minister I’ve already seen up close that policing can be challenging – it is a role like no other and these incoming probationary constables are entrusted with great powers and responsibilities. But with the right support to guide them I look forward to watching them develop and thrive,” Ms Catley said.

Minister for the Central Coast, David Harris said it was a very special day for the four probationary constables, as they officially join the local Police Force and begin their service to the community.

“Today is the beginning of an exciting new chapter where they will become integral members of our community, and the work they will do throughout their careers will make a difference to countless lives,” Mr Harris said.

NSW Member for The Entrance, David Mehan said the enthusiasm, drive and commitment the new recruits will bring will be a great asset to the people of Tuggerah Lakes Police District.

“They’ll be very welcome because locals know to be a police officer takes great courage, resilience and compassion, and I wish them well in what is also a very important and satisfying job,” Mr Mehan said.

The probationary constables reported to their stations for work for the first time today and will complete 12 months’ on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University.

Three of the four new recruits, whose ages range from 22 to 26 years old, originated from the Central Coast and the fourth is from the mid North Coast.

They have a variety of backgrounds and important life experience including construction, sales, fitter and turner, disability sector, hospitality, retail and licensing.

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.

The probationary constables form part of a cohort of 221 cadets who attested at a formal ceremony at the Goulburn Police Academy last Friday.

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