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Local station welcomes new officers

Wednesday, 6th May, 2015

(From left) Probationary constable Ryan Parkes, Acting Superintendent Matt Scott, and Probationary constables Enoch Bailey and Leizsha Clissold. (From left) Probationary constable Ryan Parkes, Acting Superintendent Matt Scott, and Probationary constables Enoch Bailey and Leizsha Clissold.

Three new probationary constables have had their first few days at the Broken Hill Police Station.

Ryan Parkes from Penrith, Enoch Bailey from Goulburn and Leizsha Clissold from Sydney started at the station this week.

The new officers are among 109 new recruits who have been welcomed into the ranks of the NSW Police Force.

They had their attestation ceremony at the NSW Police Force Academy in Goulburn on May 1.

The newly-attested officers of “Class 324” of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice were posted to police stations across NSW and began work on Monday.

The officers will spend three years in the district and are looking forward to learning from local officers.

Constable Parkes said the city wasn’t what he expected.

“I am happy to work in a country town,” he said.

Acting Superintendent Matt Scott said it was good to see new and fresh officers in the city.

“It is definitely an exciting time for them and it is great to add them to our existing police,” he said.

“Our officers will be able to pass on skills to the constables as they are developing.

“They are all from outside the Western Region in NSW, so it is an exciting change for them.

“We hope all three will make the most of their opportunity in the police force.”

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