Six probationary constable join Port Stephens-Hunter police beat

ON DUTY: (Back from left) Senior Constable Liz Drake, Nikolas Mylonas, Joshua Penfold, Emma Wilkinson, (front from left) Sarocha Mason, Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies, Melissa Bartlett and Ashleigh Bradford.

ON DUTY: (Back from left) Senior Constable Liz Drake, Nikolas Mylonas, Joshua Penfold, Emma Wilkinson, (front from left) Sarocha Mason, Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies, Melissa Bartlett and Ashleigh Bradford.

Six new probationary constables joined the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District this week.

Detective Superintendent Chad Gillies, the district commander, welcomed probationary constables Nikolas Mylonas, Joshua Penfold, Emma Wilkinson, Sarocha Mason, Melissa Bartlett and Ashleigh Bradford to Port Stephens on Monday.

Three of the freshly graduated probationary constables will work out of the Raymond Terrace Police Station and the other three out of Maitland Police Station.

The new recruits were among the 226 that graduated from the Goulburn police academy on October 8.

The probationary constables will now complete 12 months of on-the-job training and study.

They must pass the Associate Degree in Policing Practice, done through distance education with Charles Sturt University, before being confirmed to the rank of constable.

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