President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that his administration has made significant improvements to policing over the last four years.
His remarks were made in his speech during the 90th anniversary ceremony of the Maldives Police Service at the synthetic track in Hulhumalé.
He emphasized the separation of the Maldives Police Service from the military and its establishment as a civil service, which has led to noteworthy progress and improvements.
The President stressed that improving the quality of police services should always be a top government priority, as the police service adapts to societal changes and changing mindsets.
He highlighted the need for the police service to diversify and adapt to contemporary society and for necessary education and training for every member of the police force in their relevant fields.
The President also mentioned the establishment of police stations in 18 islands of the nation and the provision of neighborhood policing services on 100 islands, with efforts being made to ensure that police services will be available in all islands by the end of this year.
At the ceremony, President Solih presented plaques of appreciation to long-serving employees and those who significantly contributed to the Maldives Police Service, as well as the President’s Color Medal to police officers.
He also unveiled the “Commemorative Coin,” honoring the 90th anniversary of the police service.