11 New Police Graduates Now On The Beat

11 New Police Graduates Now On The Beat

Northern Territory Minister for Police Fire and Emergency Services Peter Chandler

11 Extra Police Officers On The Beat

Victor P Taffa

The Country Liberals Government is one step closer to delivering on its commitment of an extra 120 new Police officers as 11 new members of the NT Police Force are welcomed into the fold today.

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Peter Chandler congratulates the 11 members of Squad 127 graduating through the Accelerated Recruit Program (ARP) today.


“We have seen crime reduced right across the Territory. By ensuring we put more Police officers on the frontline, we will increase the level of safety and protection for all Territorians.” Mr. Chandler said.

“Today’s graduates will experience professional challenges, lifestyles, people and locations that cannot be found anywhere else.”

“I have no doubt that our new officers will represent our community with pride and maintain the highest standards set by their fellow members of the NT Police Force.”

The ARP Squad 127 is made up of 11 experienced Police officers, bringing with them many skills from their previous jurisdictions. The squad is comprised of recruits from right across the country and New Zealand.

Following graduation, nine members will be posted to Alice Springs and two members will be posted to Katherine.

Mr. Chandler announced that recruiting would begin in earnest in early 2016 for the next batch of Police graduates.

“Following the graduation of the next group of officers, we will have reached the target of 120 extra Police promised by the Government. However, my intention is not to stop there, but to continue further through additional courses in the early part of 2016.”

“It is pleasing to see that there is strong demand for people to join NT Policing. I wish each graduate every success for the future as they embark on the next stage of their career.” Mr. Chandler said.

There have been 302 ARP members complete training since the first squad commenced ten years ago.