Six new constables bound for Southern police distr
Six new constables bound for Southern police district
Six of the 75 constables who graduated yesterday from the Royal New Zealand Police College are headed for the Southern police district.
Prime Minister Helen Clark attended yesterday’s graduation ceremony of Wing 208 at the College, along with wing patron Dick Hubbard.
Police Minister George Hawkins said the six new constables included the winner of the Commissioner’s Prize for Second in Wing, N P Leigh, and the winner of the Police Association Prize for Section Achievement, M P Lohrey.
All would begin duties within the month.
Yesterday’s graduates included 60 male officers and fifteen women. Of these 16 identified as Maori and eight as having Pacific Island heritage.
begin a two-year period of on the job training before
becoming fully fledged constables with the opportunity to
work in range of specialist police