There will be six new police officers on the local beat after their attestation from the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday.
The ceremony saw four recruited to Dubbo, one to Mudgee and one to Wellington police stations.
The NSW Police Force welcomed 257 new probationary constables and celebrated retiring decorated police officers, including former Dubbo-based Chief Inspector Trent Le-Merton.
The 168 police men and 89 policewomen will complete 12 months on-the-job training and study the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance with Charles Sturt University before confirmed as a constable.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said joining the force was a huge milestone for the new recruits and they would be tested with new challenges every day.
“They have already proven themselves physically and academically to reach this point and from Monday they will experience the reward of serving the community as a police officer,” Commissioner Fuller said.
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“For the next 12 months they will continue to study and learn what it truly means to wear the uniform at Police Area Commands and Police Districts across the state.”
Member for Dubbo and NSW Police Minister Troy Grant said the new officers were about to embark on a tough but rewarding career.
“As a community, we turn to the police in our worst hour and expect them to stand in harm’s way to prevent and disrupt criminal activity,” Mr Grant said.
“I commend our newest officers on making the decision to put the community’s safety above their own, and joining one of the proudest organisations in the State.”
The ceremony saw retired officers honoured, including former Dubbo-based Chief Inspector Trent Le-Merton.
Chief inspector Le-Merton joined the NSW Police Force in 1981 at Redfern and later became an Accident Investigation in 1986.
He was transferred to Dubbo where he performed duties in the Accident Investigation Squad and Highway Patrol, until his promotion in 1994 to Sergeant at the metropolitan traffic services branch.
Throughout his career Chief Inspector Le-Merton was awarded the NSW Police Medal, NSW Police 1st – 5th Clasp, a National Police Service Medal and a Commissioner’s Unit Citation award.