Women make up 23% of new police recruits. Currently 56 new police recruits are receiving training at the Police Academy, 13 of which are women.
Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia visited the recruits, accompanied by Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, Academy Commandant Joseph Cachia and Chairman of the Academy Board Raymond Mangion.
The training for recruits consists of is based on realistic situations, use of weapons, crime scene investigations, laws, fundamental human rights and ethics, economic crimes, cybercrimes and community policing.
Community policing pilot project to be launched at the end of summer
Farrugia said that a community policing pilot project will be launched at the end of summer in Mellieħa. The Minister met with a number of police officers who were carrying out in-service training with emphasis on community policing.