Official Media Release

Three New Police Officers for Hunter Valley Area Command In Upper Hunter Electorate

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Hunter welcomes the news that The Hunter Valley Local Area Command has received three new probationary constables.

Mr Johnsen said the Upper Hunter Electorate received an additional five new police recruits that are being shared with neighbouring electorates.  The shared Area Commands that will receive these new police officers are Central Hunter, Port Stephens & Oxley Area Commands.

“I congratulate the new recruits on graduating from the Goulburn Police Academy and thank them for their commitment to preventing and disrupting crime,” Mr Johnsen said

“The qualifications our officers have completed at the Police Academy, together with the on-the-job training they will undertake at our Hunter Valley Local Area Command and shared Area Commands will ensure they are more than adequately prepared to step into this important role.

“Policing can be an extremely challenging profession. Our officers encounter the best and the worst of humanity in the line of duty, so I’m very pleased that our Muswellbrook community will benefit from the enthusiasm of three new officers starting their career on the beat,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“I would like to welcome our newest officers to the Upper Hunter Electorate, and extend our gratitude to them for devoting their careers to such an honourable cause, in both the local and shared Area Commands,” Mr Johnsen concluded.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to boosting the authorised strength of the NSW Police Force to 16,795 over this term of Government.

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