Addu City, Maldives – The Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed said yesterday that the first phase of the Police Academy built in Addu City will be opened in March 2022.
The Commissioner of Police said this on a visit to Addu City with High Commissioner to the Maldives Munu Mahawar to review various projects in progress in the southernmost city of the Maldives.
Speaking to press during the visit, Commissioner Hameed said that the priority at present is to open the establishment for students and this will be achieved by opening the academy in phases.
The Police Academy is built with MVR 42 million aid from the Indian government. 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.
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. 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.
In addition, the academy will have an auditorium that can host 340 people and 8 classrooms that can accommodate maximum 320 officers-in-training.