New in blue: Fresh recruits start work in Penrith

Nepean LAC Commander Trent King with State Penrith MP Karen McKeown and the five new officers.
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Five new officers have started work with Nepean Local Area Command after graduating earlier this month.

Class 360 attestated at the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday, December 8 and the new boots are now on the ground at their new home stations.

The Probationary Constables will undertake general duties police work and gain valuable experience working alongside their seasoned colleagues.

“I congratulate and welcome the five new recruits to our local community where I know they’ll be welcomed and make a real difference to people’s lives,” said State Member for Penrith, Karen McKeown.

Class 360 is made up of students from diverse backgrounds including Lebanon, Iraq, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK, Russia, Lithuania, South Africa, South Korea, Pakistan, Nepal and Hong Kong.

NSW Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley said the new officers would play an important role in the communities they now work in.

“I wish every one of the 179 Attesting Officers a long, rich and rewarding career in the NSW Police Force – the best Police Force in the world,” she said.

“Each of these officers have displayed an unwavering commitment to make a difference to the people of NSW. Our state and the policing family is all the richer for it.”

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said the officers were embarking on a career “that is unique and like no other” and wished them all the best.

“This is not just a job; it’s a calling. A calling to serve and protect, to uphold the values of justice and to make a positive impact on all of our communities,” she said.

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