The Malta Police Force

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The Malta Police Force
Il-Korp tal-Pulizija ta’ Malta
The Malta Police Force Logo.png
Malta Police Force Logo
The Malta Police Force Patch.png
Official Insignia
Common nameIl-Pulizija
MottoDomine Dirige Nos
Lord Guide Us
Agency overview
Formed12 July, 1814
Annual budget€57,484,000[1]
Jurisdictional structure
National agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
Malta
Operations jurisdictionMalta
EU-Malta.svg
Map of The Malta Police Force's jurisdiction.
Size316 km²
Population475,700[2]
Legal jurisdictionAs per operations jurisdiction
Governing bodyMinistry of Home Affairs And National Security
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersPolice General Headquarters, Pjazza San Kalcidonju, Floriana FRN 1530, Malta

Police Officers2,300 (2018)
Civilians102 (2018)
Minister responsible
  • Hon. Dr Michael Farrugia[3], Minister For Home Affairs And National Security
Agency executives
Notables
Anniversary
Website
https://pulizija.gov.mt/
Emergency Telephone Number 112
Crime Stop Line 119

The Malta Police Force (Maltese: Il-Korp tal-Pulizija ta’ Malta) is the national police force of Malta. It falls under the responsibility of the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security and its objectives are set out in The Police Act, Chapter 164[6] of the Laws of Malta. Presently, the force is made up of around 2,400 members.

Ranks[edit]

  • Commissioner of Police
  • Deputy Commissioner
  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Superintendent
  • Inspector
  • Sergeant Major II
  • Sergeant Major I
  • Police Sergeant
  • Police Constable / Reserve Police Constable

Special Branches[edit]

  • Administrative Law Enforcement Unit (ALE)[7]
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)[8]
  • Cyber Crime Unit[9]
  • Dog Section[10]
  • Drug Squad (DSQ)[11]
  • Economic Crimes Unit (ECU)[12]
  • Money Laundering Unit (MLU)[13]
  • Mounted Section[14]
  • Protective Services
  • Rapid Intervention Unit (RIU)[15]
  • Special Branch (SB)
  • Special Intervention Unit (SIU)
  • Traffic Section[16]
  • Vice Squad (VSQ)[17]

A department known as the International Relations Unit (IRU) coordinates activities with EUROPOL, INTERPOL (since 1971) and the Schengen Information System, and is tasked with mutual exchange of information.[18]

Police District vehicle
Rapid Intervention Unit vehicle

List of Commissioners[edit]

# Name
Term of office
Start
End
1 Col. Francesco Rivarola
1813
1822
2 Lt. Col. Henry Balneavis
1822
1832
3 Mr. Charles Godfrey
1832
1844
4 Mr. Frederick Sedley
1845
1858
5 Mr. Hector Zimelli
1858
1869
6 Mr. Raffaele Bonello
1869
1880
7 Col. Attillo Sceberras
1880
1884
8 Capt. Richard Casolani
1884
1888
9 Mr. Melitone Caruana
1888
1890
10 Comm. Hon. Clement La Primaudaye, MVO., RN
1890
1903
11 Mr. Tancred Curmi
1903
1915
12 Mr. Claude W. Duncan
1916
1919
13 Col. Henry W. Bamford, OBE
1919
1922
14 Mr. Antonio Busuttil
1922
1923
15 Mjr. Frank Stivala
1923
1928
16 Mr. Salvatore Galea
1928
1929
17 Lt. Col. Gustavus S. Brander, OBE
1930
1932
18 Mr. Joseph Axisa
1939
1947
19 Mr. Joseph Ullo
1947
1951
20 Mr. Herbert Grech
1951
1954
21 Mr. George Cachia, L.P.
1954
1956
22 Mr. Vivian Byres de Gray, MVO., MBE., BEM
1956
1971
23 Comm. Alfred J. Bencini
1971
1973
24 Mr. Edward Bencini
1973
1974
25 Mr. Enoch Tonna
1974
1977
26 Mr. John N. Cachia
1977
1980
27 Dr. Lawrence Pullicino, LL.D.
1980
1987
28 Bgdr. John Spiteri, AFM
1987
1988
29 Mr. Alfred A. Calleja
1988
1992
30 Mr. George Grech
1992
2001
31 Mr. John Rizzo
2001
2013
32 Mr. Peter Paul Zammit, L.P.
2013
2014
34 Mr. Michael Cassar
2014
2016
35 Mr. Lawrence Cutajar
2016
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Malta Police Force Budget "Budget Speech 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Eurostat: Population on 1 January" (PDF). Eurostat. 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ Ministry of Home Affairs And National Security "Minister's CV". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  4. ^ The Malta Police Force Official Website "Commissioner of Police". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  5. ^ Times of Malta "Chief Executive Officer". Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  6. ^ "The Police Act, Chapter 164". justiceservices.gov.mt. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Administrative Law Enforcement". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  8. ^ "The Criminal Investigation Department". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Cyber Crime Unit". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Dogs' Section". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Drug Squad". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Economic Crimes Unit". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  13. ^ "Money Laundering Unit". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Mounted Section". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Rapid Intervention Unit (RIU)". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Traffic Section". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  17. ^ "The Vice Squad". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  18. ^ "International Relations Unit". pulizija.gov.mt. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

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