52 new sergeants ap­pointed

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Yesterday morn­ing a to­tal of 52 con­sta­bles, 35 men and 17 women, were ap­pointed to the rank of Sergeant.

The cer­e­mony was held at the Po­lice Gen­eral Head­quar­ters and was chaired by the Min­is­ter for Home Af­fairs and Na­tional Se­cu­rity Carmelo Abela and Po­lice Com­mis­sioner Lawrence Cu­ta­jar.

Min­is­ter Abela said that “re­struc­tur­ing the out­put of hu­man re­sources is the foun­da­tion for a strong Po­lice Force, which is proac­tive and closer to the com­mu­nity”.

He said that this would be achieved by de­sign­ing new train­ing pro­grams at the Academy for Dis­ci­plinary Bodies which would pro­vide the skills re­quired for in­di­vid­u­als to con­tinue to de­velop.

The Min­is­ter also men­tioned that they are cur­rently run­ning the in­ter­view process for a new post for the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer in the Po­lice Force who will be work­ing closely with the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner with man­age­ment du­ties.

Mr Abela also is­sued calls for ap­pli­ca­tion for the post of Deputy Com­mis­sioner and As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner.

It was also noted that the pre­vi­ous week saw an­other 40 po­lice of­fi­cers ap­pointed as re­serve con­sta­bles on a part-time ba­sis to pro­vide sup­port.

Min­is­ter Abela con­cluded his speech by not­ing that in the next 3 years, 112 con­sta­bles will be given the op­por­tu­nity to be pro­moted to the post of Sergeant af­ter they have served a min­i­mum of 3 years of ser­vice; and have gone un­der scru­tiny by a selec­tion panel and passed ex­am­i­na­tions.

Com­mis­sioner Cu­ta­jar con­grat­u­lated the new Sergeants, and spoke of the Po­lice Force as an es­tab­lish­ment that of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties for ca­reer ad­vance­ment.

He also spoke of the su­per­vi­sory na­ture of a Sergeant whilst also en­sur­ing that the du­ties of Con­sta­bles are for the pro­tec­tion of so­ci­ety.

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