Tuesday May 8, 2012
Local State Members Tanya Davies and Bart Bassett today welcomed 2 additional police officers to our community following the graduation of 309 officers from the Goulburn Police Academy.
"This is a fantastic win for St Marys and ensures we have an increased police presence in making our streets safe," Mrs Davies said.
"Our local officers do a fantastic job and provide exceptional service to our community, I am thrilled we are getting more officers and I warmly welcome them to our community."
Mr Bassett the NSW Government committed to recruit an additional 550 officers and this announcement is further proof the government is getting on with the job of delivering.
"We are committed to providing the NSW Police Force with the resources and the powers to continue fighting crime and making our community a safer place," Mr Bassett said.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher said this graduating class is made up of individuals that come from diverse careers and experiences with 24 graduates over the age of 36, bringing new skills and ways to look at issues for the Police Force.
"In this group of officers, there are more than 20 languages spoken with graduates born across 25 different countries– reflecting the great diversity of the NSW Police Force.
"The range of skills, languages, backgrounds and careers amongst this class is an important asset to the future of policing in NSW.
"I would also like to thank the Force for the incredible job they do in serving our local community and I am thrilled that we are on the way to boosting numbers right across NSW," Minister Gallacher concluded.