Police sworn in under new Police Act amendment

New recruits being sworn in | Photo: Police

Malé, Maldives – Following the amendment brought to the Police Act, all serving officers of Maldives Police Service have sworn in, in accordance with it.

According to the new amendment, which came into effect on Friday Maldives Police Service and its officers no longer fall under the Civil Service, and have been listed as a separate civil and defense institution. It also declares the Police to be a nationalized, decentralized institution, which extends beyond the bounds of the Employment Act as well.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Justice Ahmed Mu-uthasim Adnan, who also officiated the ceremony, reminded the officers that the newly attained authority must always be exercised within certain bounds, and as per any mandated guidelines and standards. He also advised to carry out their duties carefully, without bias.

Bare in mind that every act of the Police must be accountable for.

Ahmed Mu-uthasim Adnan, Chief Justice, Maldives

The ceremony held in Malé today, was held by Home Ministry Imran Abdullah and Vice President Faisal Naseem.