Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has welcomed two new police recruits as they take their first steps out on the beat in Cowra.
Constable Logan Harris and Rebecca McCorkindale attested in the August 334 parade. They join David Hutchinson who attested back in April.
All are based at Cowra and are settling in well to their new home and role. Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said she was delighted to see more police officers serving the Cowra community.
“I’ve made no secret of my support for the police force on the ground here at Cowra,” Ms Cooke said.
“It’s absolutely fantastic to see our small towns are being well supported now with more frontline police.
“That’s what I came into this role promising and we are starting to see that roll out.”
Ms Cooke pointed out that more officers will be posted to other parts of the Cootamundra electorate.
“New probationers have begun their roles in Cootamundra and Gundagai and we will soon see another out at West Wyalong,” she said.
“It’s exciting to see these officers in our communities – hopefully in the long term they’ll want to stay and embed themselves and create a life here, because our small country towns need them and we feel we have a lot to offer them,” she added.
Superintendent Paul McDonald, Commander of the Chifley Police District, is happy to see more recruits embarking on a new phase in their lives.
“I welcome the addition of the three new probationers to Cowra who have fitted in well to both the community and the policing objectives of Chifley Police District,” Supt McDonald said.
“David attested in April with Rebecca and Logan arriving here from the August class. They are learning their trade and I am receiving extremely positive reports from their initial trainers and current colleagues.
“We also look forward to welcoming another probationary constable due to attest in the December class,” he added.