ELEVEN new police are set to hit the beat from Monday across the New England North West, with all officers a boost to current numbers.
Seven new police have been posted to the New England, while four will hit the ground in Oxley next week.
New England Superintendent Scott Tanner said it was one of the biggest waves of new recruits in recent years.
As part of the deployment, two officers will hit the ground in Moree, two in Inverell, and one each in Armidale, Glen Innes and Tenterfield.
"This is the first tranche of the extra police numbers that were committed by the NSW government, so it allows us to increase our capacity," he said.
"They're not just filling holes - they are extra positions and, ultimately, resources."
The recruits were marched out of the Goulburn Police Academy on Friday after more than a year of study.
Out of the 269-strong class, 34 officers will be posted west of the Great Dividing Range to the Western Region.
The officers will be paired with senior officers for the first year and, after a further 12 months of study on the job, will earn their stripes as a constable.
"They become vital to maintain our presence, and to disrupt and prevent crime in our local communities," Superintendent Tanner said.
"Country policing is about becoming part of the community, and these officers will be living and working in the towns they police, so they will get to know locals and hopefully stay as part of their career."
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said 27 new police had hit the ground in the Northern Tablelands since the start of last year.
"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," Mr Marshall 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."