No new police for Northern Rivers since May

NOT one of 105 probationary constables graduating today from the NSW Police Force Academy at Goulburn today will be stationed between Tweed Heads and Newcastle.

The 82 men and 23 women will begin work in their allocated local area commands from Monday.

The officers will then complete 12 months' on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University before they officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice, and be confirmed in the rank of constable.

The Sydney region got the lions share of recruits snaring 96 new officers, while the other 14 were shared between the southern region and western region.

Both the Tweed Byron and Richmond LAC's also missed out on officers from the last graduation of 131 probationary constables in August.

The last new officer allocated to Northern Rivers commands was when 109 new recruits graduated on May 1, and one officer was assigned to the Richmond LAC.

NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione said he could not be more proud of the

graduates who attested today.

"It is no small feat to have met the requirements of the police training program; it is physically, mentally and emotionally demanding," Commissioner Scipione said.

"With that behind them, the new officers are about to embark on a career that will be filled with challenges and rewards.

"I am confident they will approach their new roles with dedication, enthusiasm and professionalism," he said.



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