Various: New recruits welcomed

7 Dec onwards…

Boorowa News: Hume Police District welcomes new recruits

After facing a catastrophic bush fire and a global pandemic, having a strong police force in place to protect our state is more important than ever.

The Hume Police District has welcomed 10 new police officers at a special ceremony paying tribute to the ‘Classes of 2020’.

The NSW Police Force Attestation Parade was held at the Sydney Cricket Ground late last week to officially welcome four classes of graduating officers in front of friends and family members.

Wendy Tuckerman, Member for Goulburn, welcomed the recruits to the Hume Police District.

“The Hume PD has been lucky to welcome 10 new recruits this year, including four in the most recent attestation, who have been a boost to public safety during a time when they have been most needed,” she said.

“I am pleased to welcome these officers to their new command and congratulate them on completing their training during unusual circumstance.”

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott welcomed the new recruits and said the NSW Government is committed to supporting them throughout their careers.

“Our Police cadets have faced exceptional challenges this year, but they have shown they can overcome difficult circumstances to complete their training, and they will now use the same resilience to push them forward in their new careers,” Mr Elliott said.

“Police put their lives on the line every day to protect our community and I thank and congratulate each and every one of these officers for choosing to join the Force, I wish them all a long and successful career.”

The recruits have completed eight months of foundational training and those allocated to commands within the Hume Police District will report to their stations from Monday, December 7.

Blue Mountains Gazzette: New cops on the Blue Mountains beat

Two new police officers joined the Blue Mountains police ranks this week.

Blue Mountains-raised Jack Tunks gave accounting the flick for a policing career.

The former Leura Public and St Columba’s High School student knows the Mountains well.

The 26 year old has several family members who have also served in the police force.

Probationary Constable Tunks will initially be stationed at Katoomba. He’s looking forward to soaking up all the experiences of general duties policing.

Joining him for his first day was Riley Brennan from Penrith. Probationary Constable Brennan was raised in Penrith and also worked in hospitality while at school.ADVERTISING

He chose policing because he “wants to make a difference in the community”.

The 20 year old has ambitions to join the dog squad. “I love dogs and it’s something I have always thought about as a kid,” Const Brennan said.

He’ll be based at Springwood station initially.

“I feel like a lost puppy at the moment. It’s all very new and there’s a lot to learn,” Const Brennan said.

The Blue Mountains officers were two of 189 new recruits to join the NSW police force last week.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott welcomed the new recruits.

“Our police cadets have faced exceptional challenges this year, but they have shown they can overcome difficult circumstances to complete their training, and they will now use the same resilience to push them forward in their new careers,” Mr Elliott said.
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“Police put their lives on the line every day to protect our community and I thank and congratulate each and every one of these officers for choosing to join the force”.

The new recruits will complete 12 months of on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University. They officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice once they have passed all academic and operational standards, and will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.

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