Male’, Maldives – Chief Inspector of Police, Rifaan Ahmed and Inspector of Police, Ahmed Sofwath Rauf informed on Friday that about 300 Police officers have been trained to investigate cases involving children.
Speaking during a local program “RaajjeMiadhu” on Friday night to learn more about the work of Family and Child Protection wing in Investigating cases involving children, Chief Inspector and Inspector of Police stated that they pay special attention to cases that involve children and that they have specially educated juvenile officers created to investigate the cases involving children in the Maldives.
Noting that the association has held sensitization programs in different areas of the country, the authorities informed that about 300 Police officers, including front line officers and investigation officers, have been trained to investigate cases involving children.
In addition to this, they revealed that the Police term has further broadened with the new laws that were established regarding the safety of children.
Both officers noted that the association is working on further educating the Police officers on the new laws.
Elaborating into this, they revealed that the association held refresher programs, educated Police with the help of foreign associations and also held discussions with related associations and committees. Along with this, they informed that they are also working on further strengthening the Child Data Base and that the work of Project Guardian has also begun.
Chief Inspector and Inspector of Police noted that as soon as a case involving a child is reported, the association acts on ensuring the safety of that child along with providing counciling for the child if necessary.
The officers advised all parents to maintain a close relationship with the children and stated that parents must closely monitor the actions of their children.