Po­lice Con­duct Cer­tifi­cate ap­pli­ca­tions on­line

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

With ef­fect from next week, ap­pli­ca­tions for po­lice con­duct cer­tifi­cates can be made on­line.

Peo­ple hold­ing a Mal­tese iden­tity card can now ap­ply di­rectly for this cer­tifi­cate which will be sent by post, Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Carmelo Abela said yes­ter­day.

This has been made pos­si­ble fol­low­ing amend­ments to the law that were made in June. The cer­tifi­cates can­not be sent by email be­cause they need to be printed on se­cure pa­per, Mr Abela said.

Type A cer­tifi­cates, for peo­ple with a clean record, will re­ceive an email in­form­ing them that the cer­tifi­cate has been sent by post. In the case of Type B cer­tifi­cates, for peo­ple whose record is not clean, ap­pli­cants will be asked to choose to ei­ther have the cer­tifi­cate sent to them by reg­is­tered post or to col­lect it in per­son.

In 2015, some 58,000 cer­tifi­cates were is­sued, and up to the end of Oc­to­ber this year, 56,000 have been is­sued.

In 2015, 18,083 peo­ple were con­victed by the Mal­tese courts: 11,080 for in­volve­ment in crim­i­nal of­fences and the re­main­ing 6,983 for con­tra­ven­tions.

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