Newest police recruits go on parade

A fresh batch of probationary constables have joined the ranks of NSW Police following an attestation parade last week.

Commissioner Mick Fuller.

Commissioner Mick Fuller.

A total 257 probationary constables attested from the NSW Police Academy.

‘Class 335’ includes 168 policemen and 89 policewomen who will complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed as constables.

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller APM was joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General, The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d) and Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Troy Grant MP, to inspect the new recruits on the parade ground. Goulburn MP Pru Goward also attended.

The ceremony also saw retiring officers Detective Superintendent Arthur Katsogiannis APM, Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Hoffman, Chief Inspector Trent Le-Merton and Detective Senior Sergeant Stephen Horn, farewelled after 161 years combined service with the NSW Police Force.

Larger classes are expected at the academy next year on the back of the state government’s announcement of a further 1500 police in NSW.

Mail theft

Police are investigating the theft of mail at Grabben Gullen.

Australia Post confirmed the delivery of an A4 size express envelope delivery to the address last week but the resident did not receive it. 

The envelope contained private and personal information and was “of no use” to anybody but the resident, police said.

They are urging people to remain vigilant.