SIX new police officers are set to hit the beat locally after graduating from the force's academy on Friday.
Four probationary constables will join the ranks of New England on Monday, while Oxley police will welcome two new graduate recruits on the same day.
The six are part of 26 new officers posted to the Western Region from a 194-strong class.
The class was the first to graduate in an official ceremony at the NSW Police Academy since the COVID pandemic broke out last year.
The new probationary constables will complete their on-the-job training for 12 months while studying distance education at Charles Sturt University.
Once that is signed off on, they'll graduate with an Associate Degree in Policing Practice and be promoted to constable.
In December, one new officer joined Oxley and another was posted to New England in the last class of 2020.
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