Addu City, Maldives – Home Ministry of Maldives, Imran Abdullah has inspected the work progress of the “National College of Police and Law enforcement” currently being constructed in Addu City by the government of India.
On his trip to the southernmost atoll, Addu City, Minister Imran visited the Police Training Academy along with the Police Officers who are working in the city. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abdullah Mannan Yoosuf and Commissioner of Prisons, Ahmed Mohamed.
While the construction work of the site began in 2017, the ommissioner of Police of Maldives, Mohamed Hameed revealed that they are expecting to open the building as early as in March 2021, however, Minister Imran stated on March that the Police Academy is expected to inaugurate by the end of this year.
Established in partnership with the Indian government, the police academy consists of modern facilities and resources, user-friendly accommodation blocks, clinics, a training ground and a helipad as well.
The Police Academy is also expected to have a gym that will be able to host 800 people at once and a running track of 400 meters. Along with this, the academy will also have an auditorium that can host 340 people and 8 classrooms that can accommodate maximum 320 officers-in-training.
In addition to these, there will be a separate tennis court, basketball court and a football field specifically made Maldives Police Service to use in training their officers in the academy.
Commissioner Hameed also said that in addition to Police, some government institutes and schools will get the permission to use the facility. The Indian government has provided MVR 42 Million for the construction of this academy.