179 new police officers to start across NSW

Yasmin Catley

Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism

Minister for the Hunter


179 new police officers to start across NSW


179 new Probationary Constables have been sworn into the NSW Police Force today and will start at their new home stations next week.


Class 360 attested at the Goulburn Police Academy following eight months of training in the Constable Education Program (CEP). Four months by distance, four months at the Academy.


They will now have 12 months on the job training as a Probationary Constable.


Communities across NSW will see the new boots on the ground on Monday:


  • Central Metropolitan Region – 53
  • Northwest Metropolitan Region – 39
  • Southwest Metropolitan Region – 33
  • Northern Region – 24
  • Southern Region – 17
  • Western Region – 13


Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley welcomed the new officers to the Force and reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to rebuild and support our frontline services.


Minister Catley and NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb officially opened three new accommodation blocks which provide modern, clean and comfortable facilities for the Student Police Officers.


In October, the Minns Labor Government made the historic announcement that Student Police Officers will be paid to study at the Goulburn Police Academy.


Class 360 is the first cohort to receive a one-off payment, the amount of which was pro-rated to the date of the announcement.


From March 2024, Student Police Officers will be employed as clerk grade 1/2 administrative employees on a temporary fixed term contact.


They’ll receive a total salary of approximately $30,984 over the 16-week study period, including super and award-based allowances.


To apply, visit: police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment


NSW Minister for Police and Counter-terrorism Yasmin Catley said:


“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.”


“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.”


“Paid study is now a reality thanks to the Minns Labor Government. There’s never been a better time to join the best police force in the world.”


NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said:


“These officers have today embarked on a career that is unique and like no other.”


“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.”


“To the newest members of our organisation, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours with the New South Wales Police Force.”