Interviews for Municipal Police Constables to continue through August
Interviews have been conducted with nearly 500 prospective candidates for the position of Municipal Police Constable.
Over 4000 applications were said to have been received, with 541 potential candidates shortlisted to write the examination. Four hundred and eighty-eight of those were successful.
Interviews began on Thursday and are expected to continue for the rest of the month.
Following the interview process, a four month training for new recruits tailor-made to suit the roles and responsibilities of the Municipal Police Service will be conducted by the Office of Law Enforcement Policy (OLEP).
In May 2017, the Ministry filled the positions of Assistant Commissioner of Municipal Police and Senior Superintendent of Municipal Police (South).
Rural Development and Local Government Minister Kazim Hosein said the aim is to restore the sense of security in each community by having more officers to conduct foot patrols, act as first responders and provide mentorship to the youth.
“Every person in the community must be able to identify the police officers and have confidence that they will provide that feeling of safety that is much needed in our society,” Hosein said.
In February 2017, the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government advertised for the position of Municipal Police Constable as part of the initiative to increase the numbers in the Municipal Police Service. This increase is one of the main pillars of local government reform aimed at improving citizen safety and security.