Malta Police have been given a boost after taking delivery of 50 new patrol cars.
They’ll be used by district police across Malta and Gozo as part of a plan to modernise the service.
Malta’s Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said the entire 400-car fleet would be replaced over the next seven years.
He told a news conference at City Gate in Valletta: ‘Up until recently, we would give the new cars to the specialist branches.
‘They would eventually be handed down to the district police towards the end of their lifetime.’
He added: ‘This will all change, as from now on the districts are going to be given the tools they need to be effective on the front line in our communities.’
The commissioner said that a further 24 cars have been ordered as well as eight Segway scooters, which allow officers to get to crime scenes faster, especially in popular tourist areas such as Valletta and Sliema.
Malta’s home affairs minister Michael Farrugia said the new patrol cars were a major boost for the police force.
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Publiée par Tabib Michael Farrugia sur Jeudi 22 août 2019