Classy Gladys Berejiklian steps out in $495 Gucci sunglasses as she welcomes 1,000 police to the force – but it all proves too much for one officer
- Gladys Berejiklian wore black Gucci sunglasses at Attestation Parade in Sydney
- The premier was joined by Prime Minster Scott Morrison for the event on Friday
- They celebrated almost 1,000 recruits who joined the NSW Police Force this year
Gladys Berejiklian has stepped out in $495 Gucci sunglasses to celebrate almost 1,000 recruits who joined the NSW Police Force this year.
The stylish premier, 50, matched her designer eye-wear with a sun-safe fedora, while wearing a pink blazer over a knee-length black dress.
Ms Berejiklian was joined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who also kept himself cool from the blistering Sydney sun with a wide brim hat and dark shades.
The leaders were attending the ‘Classes of 2020’ Attestation Parade at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday to recognise the five classes that went through the Police Academy this year.
Ms Berejiklian speaks to police officers during the ceremony at Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday
Gladys Berejiklian stepped out in Gucci sunglasses to celebrate almost 1,000 recruits who joined the NSW Police Force this year
Ms Ms Berejiklian was joined by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who also kept himself cool from the blistering Sydney sun with a wide brim hat and dark shades
Their families and friends had previously missed out on seeing their graduation ceremonies in Goulburn, about one-hour north of Canberra, because of coronavirus restrictions.
The recruits were seen throwing their police hats into the air as they marked the occasion.
However, the 28C heat appeared to be too much for one member, who fainted as the formalities were taking place, and had to be assisted to her feet by another officer.
NSW Police confirmed the woman has since recovered.
Ms Berejiklian said the police force has played a pivotal role in protecting the state throughout the course of the pandemic.
‘Every member of the NSW Police Force deserves our State’s greatest thanks after a year that saw police play an unprecedented role in keeping our community safe,’ Ms Berejiklian said.
Mr Morrison and wife Jenny walk across the SCG at the Classes of 2020 Attestation Parade on Friday
A police officer is seen collapsed on the ground during the ceremony in Sydney on Friday
The recruits were seen throwing their police hats into the air as they marked the occasion
Pictured: An officer looks down to the grass as 28C heat glared down on Sydney on Friday
‘On behalf of the state, congratulations to our newest recruits and thank you to our police officers and emergency service workers for their incredible effort over 2020.’
The premier’s black sunglasses display Gucci’s distinct colours – green and red – on the side.
They are not current season but are still being sold online for $495.
The latest 189 recruits from Class 344 were joined at the SCG by 800 other probationary constables from four previous classes.
The premier’s black sunglasses display Gucci’s distinct colours – green and red – on the side. They are not current season but are still being sold online for $495
The rookies – 49 female and 140 male officers – were sworn in and will report to their stations for work on Monday.
They will then complete 12 months of on-the-job training while studying with Charles Sturt University before graduating as constables.
NSW Governor Margaret Beazley and Police Minister David Elliott also attended the ceremony.
Mr Elliott said police faced a challenging year dealing with bushfires and border checks on top of their general duties.
‘Our police cadets have faced exceptional challenges this year, but they have shown they can overcome difficult circumstances to complete their training, and they will now use the same resilience to push them forward in their new careers,’ he said.
Ms Berejiklian and Mr Morrison look on during the event at the SCG on Friday