Glen Innes police station adds extra rookie cop

Inspector Mat Hemsworth is the Glen Innes police chief.
Inspector Mat Hemsworth is the Glen Innes police chief.

Glen Innes police station will add another cop, as the region receives half a dozen new police officers.

The probationary constable graduated the Goulburn police academy today. Moree and Inverell will also receive two extra police officers, with one sent to Armidale.

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshal said there have been 27 new police stationed in region since the start of 2018.

"The new recruits will be wonderful additions to the local police 'family' and it's great to know they will be very supported by their fellow officers as well as a growing group of young officers who have arrived over the past 18 months," he said.

"Policing can be an extremely challenging profession but with the training they've received from the academy and from what they'll learn in their local commands they'll be adequately prepared to step into this important role.

"If you happen to see our newest officers, please stop, say g'day and welcome them to our region."

He will meet all six new officers on Monday morning at Inverell as they begin their induction program.

The latest graduating class included 269 students, 177 male officers and 92 female. They have all undertaken eight months of intense training in the constable education program.

The NSW Government plans to spend $583 million hiring an extra 1,500 police across NSW.