Local police ranks have been bolstered with the arrival of more police in the Oxley Police District.
Two more probationary constables have commenced duties in the district today following a formal graduation ceremony in Goulburn on Friday.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson MP welcomed the regions two newest officers and thanked them for choosing the Police as a vocation during a visit to Tamworth Police Station this morning.
“Probationary constables play an important role within our police district, responding to a wide range of incidences including domestic issues, motor vehicle accidents, stealing offences, and more,” Mr Anderson said.
“The role of a probationary constable is challenging, but it is also extremely rewarding, and I wish our newest recruits good luck as they embark on their new careers.
“They will now spend their time learning from our experienced Field Training and Assessment Officer for the first couple of months to ensure they are given the support they need to put the training they have received into practice.
“Police training is a rigorous, committed 8-month process and our recruits deserve to be acknowledged for their achievements in graduating on Friday.
“I know officers in our district will welcome the new probationary constables over the coming weeks, as they become a part of the close-knit family in the Oxley District.
“Probationary Constables Nick Ryan and Amy Schofield already have strong ties to our district, having lived in Tamworth and Uralla respectively.
“I welcome the regions newest recruits who have taken up the incredibly challenging and rewarding role of serving our community.
“I know our community welcomes them with open arms and thanks them for choosing to embark of this important career.”