Thirty-one new police inspectors have been sworn in on Monday, including three who have only just joined the Malta Police Force.
The new inspectors, who will now embark on a 2-year course at the University of Malta, were sworn in in a ceremony presided over by Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà and Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri. Six of the new inspectors are women.
In his address, Gafà emphasised the need for efficiency and effectiveness, as well as the importance of discipline and accountability.
“Only thus can we gain the public trust. Ensure that the police are not only on the streets, but also engaging with the public,” he said. “Treat the public as a strategic partner in the force’s operations. Be empathic with the victims of crime, and ensure that they receive the attention they deserve.”
On his part, Camilleri urged the new inspectors to take initiative and to make a difference. He stressed that regular communication with the public was essential at this day and age.