Police recruits on the beat
Thursday, 18th December, 2014
The Barrier Local Area Command has welcomed three new police officers on their first official day of duty as Probationary Constables.
They were among 313 recruits sworn in at the Attestation ceremony of ‘Class 323’ at the NSW Police Academy in Goulburn last Friday.
Barrier Local Area Commander, Detective Superintendent Murray Reynolds, said the officers’ first day was only the first of many milestones in a challenging, yet rewarding, career.
“These recruits have shown great dedication and spirit to pass the requirements of the course at the Police Academy and I’m sure they will approach the next phase of their career with the same enthusiasm,” Det Supt Reynolds said.
“The first day officially on the job can be daunting but Broken Hill is a great community and we are excited to have these officers join our ranks and guide them through the start of their new career.”
The officers will now 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.
Once they graduate, the officers will then be confirmed in the rank of Constable.
“There will be many challenges throughout the coming year and beyond, but policing is always interesting and there can be incredible rewards,” Det Supt Murray Reynolds said.
He also said the arrival of the new officers was great news for the city.
“The best way to reduce crime is to ensure we have the resources to provide local solutions to local problems.
“These three new officers are a welcome boost to policing resources in the Broken Hill area,” Det Supt Reynolds said.