The Malta Independent 21 May 2024, Tuesday
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Government invests €1.3 million for two rhibs and five vans for Malta Police Force

Saturday, 8 April 2023, 10:18 Last update: about 2 years ago

Government has inaugurated two rhibs and five vans for the Malta Police Force, with an investment of around €1.3 million co-financed by European funds.

The aim of this investment is to strengthen the capabilities of the Police Force in border surveillance, a government statement said.

Minister for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri, the Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett, and the Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà were present for the inauguration.

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Camilleri said that this investment complements the strong investment made in the Police Force in recent years, with €2.6 million invested in equipment and vehicles for the Force just last year. This investment included new vehicles and uniforms.

“In all our disciplined forces, including the Police Force, we are investing without precedent. The investment in people through a collective agreement and negotiations for the future is ongoing,” Camilleri said.

He said that government is also investing in equipment that is used by Police Force members on a daily basis as part of their job.

“Both National and European funds are giving all possible equipment to the Police Force like any other corps,” Camilleri said.

Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett said that this investment is part of the project 'Malta Police Force's Specific Actions for Border Surveillance,' where the Police Force was given €2.6 million from the fund, in order to have more tools to continue to strengthen the surveillance and security of the country.

Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà said that with this investment, the Police Force continues to strengthen its fleet and therefore is making the life of its officers easier.

Gafa said that with this investment, the Police Force is strengthening its surveillance in the borders of the country and making Malta one of the safest countries.

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