Police conduct a search warrant on a Villiers St in Grafton at about 11am on Thursday, 20th April, 2017.
Police conduct a search warrant on a Villiers St in Grafton at about 11am on Thursday, 20th April, 2017. Bill North

Community to police: What about us?

THE COFFS/Clarence police district will gain no extra officers following the latest intake of recruits who graduate from the academy today.

234 officers form part of "Class 334" who will be sent across the state to perform 12 months of on the job training and study before being conferred the rank of constable.

The Coffs/Clarence has 190 officers on duty, with an authorised strength of 195, after gaining one and two new officers in the past two intakes.

The Clarence wasn't the only local district to miss out, with the entire North Coast missing out on new recruits, with the nearest being three officers sent to the Hunter Valley Police District.

The lions share of new officers will be based in metropolitan positions, with 208 of the 234 new officers stationed with the Sydney area.



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