• Jason Regan

New Police Officers for the Riverina

More than 220 new police recruits from class 349 were sworn in as probationary constables last month at a ceremony in Goulburn.

These Probationary Constables are now out in the field reporting for duty after eight months of world-class training.

Class 349 includes 153 men and 73 women with some recruits entering the NSW Police Academy straight from school or university, while others left established professional careers and trades.

Across the four Police Districts in the NSW Cootamundra Electorate, three of these welcomed new officers to their teams. The Chifley and Murrumbidgee Districts each welcomed four new recruits and Hume received three.

In the Chifley Police District, Probationary Constable Jack Doheny has joined the team at Cowra Police Station.

Steph Cooke MP with Superintendent Bob Noble and Probationary Constable Jack Doheny

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke was pleased with how forthcoming the community of Cowra has been in welcoming Constable Doheny to the region.

“I warmly welcome Jack to Cowra as he joins a fine team of officers who work so hard for Cowra and the towns and villages that surround,” Ms Cooke said.
“It is great to see an increasing amount of officers having the opportunity to hone their skills in a regional community.
“I encourage locals to get acquainted with the new officers as knowing these soon to be familiar faces reinforces the trust and reliance our small communities have in our police officers.”