New Recruits Welcomed to Port Stephens-Hunter Police

L-R: Inspector Kristin Marshall, P/Cst Peta Oseland, P/Cst Luke Griffiths, P/Cst Shae Potts-Beazley, P/Cst Matthew Lyons, P/Cst Jayden Clarke, P/Cst Alison Jordan, Sergeant Kevin Armstrong and Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies.


AT a time when we need all the help we can get the Port Stephens-Hunter Police has welcomed six new recruits.

It means new boots on the beat.

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The six new officers are among the 182 police recruits who were sworn-in as probationary constables at a private attestation ceremony, held in compliance with COVID-19 restrictions, in Goulburn last week.

Member for Port Stephens Kate Wasington told News Of The Area, “It’s wonderful to welcome six new police recruits to our district.

“They’ll be working between Port Stephens and Maitland, and under our strong local leadership team in the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District.

“These new probationary officers are getting a great start to their policing career, and our community is getting additional boots on the ground.”

“We know that local police have been working tirelessly during the lockdown, making sure people are complying with health orders and keeping our community safe.

“Having more hands on deck, particularly during this difficult time, will bring some well-deserved relief,” she said.




The Class of 348 celebrating at their COVID safe graduation.

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