Tweed Police Station.
Tweed Police Station.

Single new officer for region

TWEED-Byron LAC has received just one new police recruit from last week's attestation in Goulburn.

The 313 new recruits from Class 323 were sworn in at the NSW Police Academy on Friday.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione said while the ceremony marked the end of the first chapter of policing for the new recruits, it was also the beginning of many challenges and rewards of serving as a police officer.

"These officers have worked hard, both physically and academically, to reach this milestone, proving they have the dedication to succeed and uphold the Force's statement of values," Commissioner Scipione said.

"Policing is not your ordinary career path, and they can expect to be challenged every day they carry their badge.

"I wish every officer the very best in their policing futures and hope they find the experience of serving the people of NSW as exciting and rewarding as I do."

State MP for Tweed Geoff Provest said this new recruit was not one of the four police officers promised to Tweed-Byron LAC by May 2015.

Mr Provest said the Tweed-Byron LAC Superintendent Stuart Wilkins had only asked for one recruit in this intake.

"Apart from domestic violence, our crime is going down," Mr Provest said.

"One probationary constable is what the police superintendent asked for."

Mr Provest said Tweed-Byron LAC was still very much on track to receive the four officers promised by May.

"That is guaranteed," he said.

Supt Wilkins, who attended the attestation in Goulburn, was not available for comment on his return.

The probationary constables, including the new Tweed-Byron LAC recruit, all began work in their new jobs on Monday.

The Northern Region received 12 new officers.

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