Spokespersons from the Police Officers Union (POU) and the Malta Police Association (MPA) spoke to Newsbook.com.mt on the improvements and changes they would like to see within the Police Force for 2019.
Police Inspector and POU President Sandro Camilleri stated that the Police Force was a living institution and one of the most important institutions of the country. He added that it was important that the Police Force stayed relevant and adapts to the present, explaining that some changes had already taken place due to the collective agreement signed. Camilleri however noted that more needs to be done to ensure that the Force remained relevant for the years to come.
Police Sergeant and MPA Secretary General Marlon Hili told Newsbook.com.mt that the sectoral agreement was the first step in the right direction. He however pointed out that there was a need for an improved environment at the district police stations as well as for the need to renovate the infrastructure. The Police Sergeant also mentioned the need to improve the vehicles as well as a discussion on the need to create new uniforms especially for those Police officers who work out of office.
New executive committee for MPA
The MPA has elected a new executive committee for a term of three years. The new committee is composed of Police Sergeant Alexander Schembri as the newly elected President, Inspector Neville Mercieca as Vice President, Sergeant Marlon Hili as Secretary General, Sergeant Kevin Curmi as Assistant Secretary, Sergeant Andy Bellia as Financial Officer, Sergeant Wayne Borg as Assistant Financial Officer, Sergeant Sandro Mallia as PRO, Constable Robert Mercieca as Assistant PRO and Sergeant Alfred Cutajar as Member.