77 recruits, 17 of them women, today were sworn in the Police Force following four months of training.
Speaking during a ceremony, Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said that the recruits will join the force to strengthen the fight against crime in the community and in sections, such as fraud and money laundering.
The Commissioner added that district police are the front guard of the Police, and reiterated that almost all of the stations are today equipment with air condition. He appealed to the new recruits to be aware of their duties towards the citizens, whoever it is, and to continue with their studies.
Interior and National Security Minister, Michael Farrugia, said that this is the first group of recruits following last October collective agreement. He stated that efforts are being made for the improvement of the Police image and a Hotline will be established outside every station in case citizens find them closed. A change will also be made on the way a report is lodged.