Special police hubs to assist domestic violence victims planned

Four hubs around Malta and a possible mini-hub in Gozo, which will house a number of police officers specially trained to deal with domestic violence cases, are being planned, Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia said

Four hubs, within which specially trained police officers would be available to offer assistance to domestic violence victims, are being planned
Four hubs, within which specially trained police officers would be available to offer assistance to domestic violence victims, are being planned

Four specialised police hubs, strategically located around Malta to cater for victims of domestic violence, are being planned, Michael Farrugia said.

The Home Affairs Minister, who was on Monday replying to a number of related parliamentary questions from Nationalist MP Claudette Buttigieg and Labour MP Alex Muscat, said that the possibility of establishing a mini-hub in Gozo for this purpose is also being considered.

The aim of the hubs would be to provide a place within which specialised officers would be available, for victims to seek help on incidents connected with domestic violence.

Home Affairs minister Michael Farrugia
Home Affairs minister Michael Farrugia

Each hub would cover a number of district police stations, Farrugia said.

“The plan is to have a number of specialised officers housed in four hubs. This is part of the government’s plan, as was laid out in its electoral manifesto, for community policing,” he said.

The officers would be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Farrugia highlighted.

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