More recruitment for disciplined corps, including police and soldiers

Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said that big reforms will take place in Malta's prisons, police corps, and the army

The Government will be investing in human resources and recruiting more police, armed forces and Civil Protection Department in the coming weeks, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said.

Speaking on "Gvern Li Jisma" yesterday evening, Farrugia said that big reforms will also take place in prisons, the police corps and the army.

“There will be big changes and reformations in prison, in the police force, armed forces, and a better integration of immigrants in Malta,” he said. “Our vision is to strengthen the structures for the people who work in disciplined forces, and for those who are receiving their services.”

Plans are also being made to stop police inspectors from acting as prosecutors, enabling them to carry out more investigative work. New vehicles will also be replacing horses to carry out more surveillance in localities including Marsa, Ħamrun, Birżebbuġa, Sliema and Paceville.

Farrugia insisted that there should be more respect towards Malta’s forces, especially the police. He said that the government was evaluating the possibility of introducing harsher penalties against those who abuse the police, after reports revealed that some were attacked both physically and verbally.