NT police have welcomed Police Recruit Constable Squad 140 and Police Recruit Auxiliary Squad 66 to the ranks.
Squad 140 has 30 members who were sworn in at the Police Training College last Friday.
Ten members of the squad are making the transition from Police Auxiliary to Police Constable.
They will graduate in April 2021.
Squad 66 has 13 members and will graduate in December.
Two of the auxiliaries are upskilling to frontline capabilities after having already worked in the Joint Emergency Services Call Centre and will graduate in October.
Both squads will undergo training which is practical and real world focused. Training will include legislation, defensive tactics, driver training and cultural immersion.
The recruits will be posted to various locations throughout the Northern Territory and will be present on the beat, take away liquor outlets, watch houses, police front counters and the JESCC.
The new additions to NTPFES means that over 100 recruits are in training to make the Northern Territory a safer place.
The NT Government announced in July an extra $20 million for an extra 131 police and support staff, and more resources to protect the NT's borders and keep Territorians safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The funding will see the force further bolstered through the recruitment of:
66 additional frontline Constables to help manage additional tasks brought on by COVID-19 while continuing to tackle youth crime and alcohol abuse;
30 Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALO): to ensure stronger relationships between our police and indigenous communities;
10 Aboriginal Community Police Officers (ACPO), and;
25 Support Staff including policy and administrative support, college support and additional welfare support for officers.
An additional 20 vehicles will also be purchased and deployed across the Territory to assist with operational requirements.
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