Addu City, Maldives – The Police Training academy currently being constructed in Addu City by the government of India, is to be run by the Maldives Police Service (MPS) under the Maldivian Government’s supervision, according to Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed.
CP Hameed and high ranking Police officials arrived in Addu to check the progress of the training academy yesterday. In an interview to local news outlets during this trip, Hameed stated that the academy is a law enforcement institute and should not be seen as a Indian Military base.
“You have seen how the site looks like, it is easy to identify that this is not for military use, this is a facility owned by Police, and the government has tasked Police to run the place. This institute will be used as a training facility for Police and other law enforcement agencies” Hameed said.
Hameed stated while the current name of the facility is “Institute of Security and Law Enforcement” it is to be changed to “National College of Policing and Law Enforcement”.
Hameed said that in addition to Police, some government institutes and schools can use the facility. While the Indian government has provided MVR 42 Million for this project, it is to be finished next March.