Two new cops for Coffs/Clarence region

A TOTAL of 131 new probationary constables will be sworn into the NSW Police Force this morning, including two to be station in the Coffs/Clarence region.

The students of "Class 325" of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice will attest at the NSW Police Academy at Goulburn.

The Commissioner will be joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), to inspect the new recruits on the parade ground.

The students will attest with the rank of probationary constable and report to their new stations for work on Monday.

They will then complete 12 months on-the-job training and study by distance education with Charles Sturt University before they officially graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice. The officers will then be confirmed to the rank of constable.

Commissioner Scipione said the new recruits are about to embark upon a highly diverse and rewarding career path.

"Policing is a highly unique career path that will offer these new probationary constables various exciting opportunities each day they work with and for the community," Commissioner Scipione said.

"Their experiences will be both challenging and gratifying, but their presence here today shows they have the resilience and determination to succeed and represent the NSW Police Force proudly.

"From today onward they'll be tasked with the safety and security of the people of NSW and I'm confident that they will uphold the Force's statement of values in performing those duties.

"I wish each and every student all the best in their policing futures and I hope they find the experience of serving the community as rewarding as I do," Commissioner Scipione said.

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