New Police law is the most significant step towards Police development: President

President attends the ceremony held to commemorate the 86th Anniversary of Maldives Police Service | Photo: Presidenct's Office

Malé, Maldives — The President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the recent enactment of the Maldives Police Service Act (Law No. 34/2020) is the most significant amelioration of policing in the country since the Maldives Police Service was re-established 17 years ago.

President Solih made this statement on the occasion of the 88th anniversary of establishing policing service in the country. He expressed pride for the outstanding contribution and service the Police made to the country throughout the years.

Police had been delivering exemplary services, significantly increased with the Covid-19 pandemic, and the tireless commitment of police officers, day in and day out, as an invaluable national service.

President Solih

While stating that the new Police law is the most significant amelioration of policing in the country, President Solih expressed confidence that the new law would push forward much-needed reform in the institution. Along with this, President Solih stated that the enacted legislation would also help promote professional standards within the service and pave the way towards community-oriented policing under a decentralised governance system.

The recent Police Service Act (Law No. 34/2020) was brought on March 27. It aims to improve accountability and grants the necessary legal protection to the institution and its officers in assuming their duties. President Solih assured that his government would continue to support the development and progress of policing in the country.