THE region will soon see a boost of 27 new police officers following the graduation of the latest batch of probationary constables.
Class 339 will graduate from the Police Academy in Goulburn on Friday and it features 275 new probationary constables, 182 men and 93 women.
Following graduation, the new police officers will be deployed across the region's police districts from Monday, including: Orana Mid-Western (five officers), Central North (3), Chifley (2) and Central West (2).
Further officers will be station at New England (9), Barrier (4) and Oxley (2).
Once stationed, the probationary officers 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 to the rank of constable.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said the latest probationary constables would boost police resources as the busy summer months commence.
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"Our newest police officers from Class 339 will hit the ground running this December, with Christmas and New Year celebrations only a few weeks away," he said.
"As they start their new career, they bring life experience, enthusiasm and the skills they have gained in training at the Police Academy.
"They are a welcome addition to police area commands and police districts across the state and to the community of NSW."
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Fast facts about Class 339
Of the probationary constables attesting today, 252 were born in Australia and 23 were born overseas. Their countries of origin include; New Zealand, Wales, Ireland, Hong Kong, Nepal, USA, Iran, and Brazil.
The recruits age statistics include:
- 27 are aged 19-20
- 160 are aged 21-25
- 57 are aged 26-30
- 14 are aged 31-35
- 10 are aged 36-40
- Seven aged over 40
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