120 new recruits join the police force

Home affairs minister Carmelo Abela said that the new recruits will help provide the police district with more resources

For the last 14 weeks, the new recruits have been exposed to intensive academic and practical training
For the last 14 weeks, the new recruits have been exposed to intensive academic and practical training

120 new recruits officially became police constables in the Malta Police Force this morning, according to a statement by the home ministry.

Home affairs minister Carmelo Abela, who presided over the passing out parade in the Kandja Academy, said that the new recruits, which include 92 men and 28 women, will help provide the police district with more resources, insisting on the importance of a modern, proactive force which is closer to the community through patrolling and contact with different sectors of society.

“The Force is undergoing a restructuring period in order to achieve this goal. This includes human resources, so that the police can focus on law enforcement, criminal investigations and protecting the public,” Abela said.

According to the statement, for the last 14 weeks the new recruits have been exposed to intensive academic and practical training addressing situations that they will encounter on the job. This included presentation of evidence in court, dealing with victims of crime, scene of crime management and subjects related to domestic violence, drug trafficking, cybercrime and economic crimes.

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