NEW POLICE OFFICERS FOR TWEED BYRON LAC The Tweed Byron Local Area Command will welcome 5 new probationary constables following today’s attestation parade of Class of 332. Member for Tweed Geoff Provest congratulated the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thanked them for devoting their careers to the prevention and disruption of crime. “I would like to welcome our newest officers to the region, and extend our gratitude to them for choosing a career in law enforcement,” Mr Provest said. “I know the qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will complete under the close guidance of senior police will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role. “Policing can be an extremely challenging profession. Our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I’m very pleased that our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of 5 new officers starting their career on the beat.” Minister for Police Troy Grant said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has undertaken to boost frontline police numbers across the State through the re-engineering process. “The 150 men and 49 women attesting today will bring the number of individuals who have become sworn NSW Police officers since 2011 to 4,362,” Mr Grant said. “Today is an opportunity to acknowledge the extraordinary commitment and dedication of the men and women who don blue uniforms to join one of the proudest organisations in the state.” Class 332 includes 199 recruits who have attested as Probationary Constables. These new recruits will commence on-the-job training imminently and will continue distance education before graduating with an Associate Diploma in Policing Practice. The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is on track to boost the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term.