EIGHT pairs of new boots will hit the beat on Monday after the latest round of recruits graduated from the state’s police academy.
Six new probationary constables will be deployed to the New England Police District while two new graduates will start their policing careers in Oxley.
The eight are part of the latest class of 257 officers that were marched out of the Goulburn academy on Friday.
In New England, Moree will secure three of the new recruits, while Inverell, Glen Innes and Armidale will gain one each.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said the latest allocation would boost the total number of probationary constables to 26 that had been posted to the New England in the last two years.
“I would like to welcome our newest officers to the region and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their to such an honourable cause,” Mr Marshall said.
“I know the qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at the Moree Police Station will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.
“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession and our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I’m very pleased that our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of these officers starting their career on the beat.”