Manning Great Lakes Police District will welcome two new probationary constables, who were sworn in at an attestation ceremony at the NSW Police Academy.
The recruits will report to the stations in Taree and Forster for work from Monday, August 17.
In the next year, they will undertake 'on the job' training and complete the associate degree in policing practice with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed to the rank of constable.
Mid North Coast Police District will also welcome two recruits.
Class 342 was welcomed to the force by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, NSW Police Minister David Elliott and Police Commissioner Michael Fuller.
Commissioner Fuller said the latest intake will provide a fresh boost to police resources as the State faces the threat of COVID-19.
"Class 342 recruits attest in extraordinary times. They have already shown resilience and determination in making it to this stage, and these qualities will serve them well as they face the challenges that lay ahead," Commissioner Fuller said.
"COVID-19 restrictions do not allow me to welcome these new recruits with the full ceremony of a normal attestation, but that should not detract from the achievements of these officers who swear their oath of office today."
Ms Berejiklian said frontline police officers have played an unprecedented role in protecting the community, putting their lives on the line to keep us safe.
"The NSW Government has committed to recruiting more police officers and supporting those officers in their role of protecting the community," Ms Berejiklian said.
"Congratulations to the newly attested police officers who graduated today and will now embark on important and rewarding careers."
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