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Record number of recruits

Tasmania Police’s largest-ever training cohort of recruits have just finished their latest training round of defensive tactics, firearms and driving training and will now move onto training in the crucial area of family violence.

There are currently 77 recruits training across Hobart and Launceston – the largest intake in the service’s history.

Liberal Member for Franklin Dean Young recently visited the Police Academy in Rokeby with Police, Fire and Emergency Management Minister Felix Ellis and saw first-hand the training sessions recruits are undertaking.

“It was great to see the hands-on training experience our recruits are getting from the Academy, and Tasmanians can have confidence in the next cohort of Policemen and women coming up the ranks,” Mr Young said.

“There have never been more officers in the state and the Rockliff Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe by boosting

Tasmania Police to 1449 officers by 2026.

“Policing is about having the physical skills in self-defence and high-level driving, but it’s also about caring for people in some of life’s toughest moments.

“Police officers make a difference to the Tasmanian community every day, which makes it a very rewarding career, and I would encourage anyone who has ever thought of joining the force to get in touch with Tasmania Police today.”

For more information, visit recruitment.police.tas.gov.au

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