The Malta Independent 17 July 2024, Wednesday
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MCAST reinforcing security on Campus

Friday, 14 June 2024, 09:26 Last update: about 2 months ago

The Malta College of Arts, Science, and Technology (MCAST) has started a new initiative aimed at reinforcing safety and security measures within the College.

In our continuous efforts to prioritize the well-being of all employees and students, MCAST has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Malta Police Force for police presence on campus.

The service shall consist of police officers in uniform who shall patrol an MCAST campus for a number of hours every week. The service shall alternate between the Paola, Qormi, and Mosta sites. The service shall be provided during the last months of this academic year, and then re-commence as from October 2024.

The officers shall carry out searches on students and/or their belongings if they have a reasonable suspicion that the search will discover the possession of items that are prohibited, stolen, or acquired as the result of any offence whatsoever. In this regard, the Directors of each Institute shall ensure the provision of an enclosed and private area within their Institute should the officers require its use for conducting a search whilst at their Institute.

The presence of police officers on-site will serve to enhance safety on our campus for the students and the MCAST staff community. We believe that this proactive approach will significantly contribute to the prevention of any unpleasant incidents and ensure peace of mind for all employees and students. Additionally, it demonstrates our dedication to maintaining a supportive and secure environment.

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