More cops boost safety

New kids on the block: Liverpool Police welcomed seven new probationary officers to their command this week. Lauren Higgins, Sean Jones, Christopher Crestani, Andrew Bow, Brenton McKneight, Natalie Paragalliand Angela Begg. Picture: Luke Fuda
New kids on the block: Liverpool Police welcomed seven new probationary officers to their command this week. Lauren Higgins, Sean Jones, Christopher Crestani, Andrew Bow, Brenton McKneight, Natalie Paragalliand Angela Begg. Picture: Luke Fuda

SEVEN new officers have joined the Liverpool local area command after being sworn in at a ceremony at the Goulbourn police academy.

Liverpool police commander, Superintendent Ray King, said the probationary officers were young and enthusiastic.

"Some of the officers have members of their family that are part of the police force, some have dreamt of being officers all their lives, and each of them wants to make a positive difference to the communities they serve," he said.

"We needed some extra staffing, so having these officers here will assist.

"We were quite fortunate to have such a large number assigned all at once, I am sure this group will excel."

Member for Menai Melanie Gibbons also welcomed the new graduates.

"This is a fantastic win for our electorate and ensures we have an increased police presence in making our streets safe," she said.

"Our local officers do a fantastic job and I warmly welcome them to our community.

"The NSW government committed to recruit an additional 550 officers and this is further proof we are getting on with the job of delivering.

"We are committed to providing the NSW Police Force with the resources and the powers to continue fighting crime and making our community a safer place."