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Post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force

Date: Oct 23, 2020
​Closing Date - 13/11/2020​

Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement​
Post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
1. The Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement invites applications for the post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement.
Terms and Conditions
2.1 This appointment is subject to a probationary period of two (2) years following successful completion of the Qualifying Examination (vide Part Two of the Selection Procedures below).
2.2 The salary for the post of Police Inspector is Salary Scale 8, which in the year 2020 is equivalent to €23,358 per annum, rising by annual increments of €486.83 up to a maximum of €26,279.
2.3 A Police Inspector will progress to Scale 7 (€24,894 x €531.17 - €28,081) on completion of four (4) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.
2.4 A Police Inspector will be promoted to the grade of Senior Inspector in Scale 6 (€26,543 x €596.33 - €30,121) on completion of six (6) years service in the grade of Inspector subject to satisfactory performance.
2.5 Due to the nature of work, the post of Police Inspector also attracts allowances as specified in  the  Sectoral Agreement of the Police entitled 'Sectoral Agreement Regulating the Conditions of Service for the Police Force, 2018'.

3. The job duties for the post of Police Inspector include:
i. Investigates and detects crime;
ii. Prosecutes before the Courts of Magistrates;

iii. Responsible for the general management of the station/branch in which they are posted 
iv. Undertakes any other tasks, as assigned by the Commissioner of Police
v. Any other duties as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.
Eligibility Requirements
4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must b
a. citizens of Malta;

b. have the ability to communicate in the Maltese and English languages;
c. in possession of a recognised qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECT/ECVETS credits or equivalent*) in Management, or Accounting, or Economics, or Banking, or Finance, or Legal Studies, or Science, or Social Studies, or Psychology, or IT or Criminology, or a comparable professional qualification. Qualification at MQF Level 6 in other subjects other than the aforementioned may be considered.
d. have attained their eighteenth (18) birthday but not their thirty-ninth (39) birthday on 13th November, 2020.
e. be of good moral character (applicants must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the police or another competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of this call for applications and state whether they have ever been in the Malta Government Service, giving details. All applicants will also be asked to submit a written declaration about past and/or pending criminal and disciplinary cases.
f. applications by candidates having tattoos and/or heavy body piercing and/or body modifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject that such tattoos/piercing are covered by a uniform shirt/t- shirt, and subject that content of same tattoos is not offensive, racial, etc

Public Officers applying for the post must be confirmed in their current appointment.
4.2 Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for elgibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Masters qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent*.
Moreover candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications as indicated in paragraph 4.1(c) will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have obtained the qualification or successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, taken as part of a higher MQF level programme of study, as required in the afore-mentioned eligibility criteria, by not later  than 30th November, 2020.
In the absence of documentary evidence as to the ECTS/ECVET credits or other system of measuring the course content, the selection board is to evaluate the submitted programme of study and determine that it comparable to 180/60 ECTS/ECVET credits, as applicable. The advice of the MQRIC may be sought.
4.3 Due consideration will be given to applicants who besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.2 above, have proven relevant work experience.
4.4 Public Officers holding a grade in a particular stream, and who were granted Officer in Scale status by virtue of a Grievances Unit decision in the same scale as that of a higher grade in that stream, are eligible to apply for grades open to officers holding such higher grade within the stream that carries the same scale as that   of the Officer in Scale status.
The years of service since the effective date of appointment as Officer in Scale are reckonable for the purpose of satisfying any requisite years of service stipulated in calls for applications.
Any other eligibility requisites for the post must be met in terms of this call for applications.
4.5 Applicants must be of conduct which is appropriate to the post applied for (applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service must produce an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP 47) issued not earlier than one (1) month from date of application; those applying from outside the Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct issued by the Police or other competent authority not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application and state whether they have even been in Government Service, giving details).
4.6 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.7 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
4.8 This public call is being published in concurrence with a departmental call for the post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force as published on Friday 23rd October 2020 through Circular No HR/36/2020. Applicants who are successful under the departmental call will be given precedence over those who are successful under the public call. Appointment is moreover subject to the availability of vacancies within the validity period of the result.
Submission of Supporting Documents
5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal (  (under Uniformed and Security).
5.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.

Selection Procedure
Part One – Physical Efficiency/General Ability Test/Interview/Medical Test
6.1 All eligible applicants will be subject to a Physical Efficiency Test to be held under a Selection Board appointed by the Commissioner of Police, to ensure fitness to Malta Police Force standards.
The minimum standards of the Physical Efficiency Test will comprise the following three components:
1 Mile Run
Age 18-31 - Males 10 mins and females 12 mins
Age 32+ - Males 10.30 mins and females 12.30 mins

Push-ups repetitions
Age 18-31 - Males 15 push-ups and females 10 push-ups
Age 32+ - Males 13 push-ups and females 8 push-ups

Sit-ups repetitions
Age 18-31 - Males 25 sit-ups and females 20 sit-ups
Age 32+ - Males 20 sit-ups and females 15 sit-ups 

Candidates must at least attain the minimum standard in each component of the Physical Efficiency Test to be considered as having gained a pass in the Physical Efficiency Test. Candidates who fall in one component will be allowed to re-sit that one particular component within a week from the first complete component. Only candidates who pass in all the components of the physical test will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.

6.2 Applicants who pass the Physical Efficiency Test will be required to undergo a preliminary medical test.

6.3 Following the successful completion of the physical efficiency test candidates will be required to undergo a General Ability Test (GAT).

6.4 This process will consist of a fully automated computer-based general ability test, whereby applicants will be tested in verbal, numerical and abstract ability on the basis of their response to an established set of questions. Candidates must obtain a 65% rating to pass the test. The general ability test will be conducted by the Director of  Examinations  and  the  Board of  Local Public Examinations. Only candidates who are successful in the general ability test will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.

6.5 Following the successful completion of the General Ability Test (GAT), candidates will be required to sit for a structured interview. The interview will be conducted by a selection board established by the Malta Police Force.

6.6 During the interview candidates will also be required to deliver a five (5) minute long lecturette on a subject of their choice. During the lecturette, applicants may use their choice of lecture aids, such as Power Point presentation.
6.7 Related experience and past performance of candidates will be given due consideration.

6.8 Successful applicants will be medically examined to ascertain that they are fit for the post.

Part Two – Qualifying Examination

7.1 Applicants who are successful in Part One will be required to attend lectures (part-time) organised by the Academy for Disciplined Forces during the evening, in preparation for the Qualifying Examination.

This examination will consist of:

Paper I Police Leadership and Management Paper II Police Investigations

Paper III Laws and Prosecution

7.2 Candidates who are declared as having been successful in the Qualifying Examination will be eligible to be appointed Probationary Police Inspectors for a two-year period, depending on the number of vacancies available.

7.3 For the purpose of appointment, the final order of merit will be determined by the total marks obtained in the qualifying examination (para. 7.1).

7.4 Only candidates who fail in one paper are permitted to sit for a re-sit. Those who pass the re-sit exam will be awarded a pass mark of 50% and will be placed in the order of merit after those candidates who had passed all their exams in the first attempt.

7.5 Supplementary exams are only permitted in exceptional circumstances

Part Three – Confirmation Examination

8.1 Besides being assigned the normal police duties pertaining to their rank, Probationary Police Inspectors will, on appointment, also be required to attend lectures in policing and legal subjects comprising of the part-time University of Malta course leading to the Diploma in Policing. The final examination of this Diploma course will constitute Part Three – Confirmation Examination – of this call.

8.2 Probationary Police Inspectors who are not successful in the Confirmation Examination referred to in para 8.1 will be given another chance to re-sit the final examination of the Diploma course. If they fail again, they will have their probationary appointment terminated ipso facto.

9. The all-round performance of Probationary Police Inspectors will be assessed every four months and the results will be duly communicated to them. Probationary Police Inspectors who fail to attain the required standard in any four assessments will have their appointment terminated.

10. Probationary Police Inspectors who are successful in Part Three will be confirmed in their appointment as Police Inspectors.

11. Police Inspectors will be required to serve Government as Inspectors of Police for a period of four (4) years and will be required to sign an appropriate undertaking to that effect.

Submission of Applications

12.1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement, through the Recruitment Portal only ( under Uniformed   and   Security.  Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47)/Certificate of Conduct which have been issued not earlier than one (1) month from the date of application,  in PDF  format, which are to be uploaded through the portal. The closing date of the receipt of applications is 5.15 p.m. (Central European Time) of Friday, 13th November, 2020. A computer-generated email will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application. Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained in the general provisions referred to below.

12.2 Applicants will then be required to attend at the Human Resources Branch to have their height taken and fill in an Additional Information Sheet, as part of the application process. This Additional Information Sheet is to be filled in the presence of the Officer in charge Human Resources and/or another officer appointed by the Commissioner of Police. Furthermore, applicants are also to submit two (2) recent passport-sized photographs.

12.3 It is the responsibility of the applicants not to leave until the last thirty (30) minutes for submission of their application.

12.4 Applications which are received after closing date and time (i.e. late applications) are not allowed.

12.5 Applicants are granted up to two (2) working days after closing date or up to two (2) working days from date of notification, whichever is the latter, to submit any incorrect or incomplete documents.

Other General Provisions

13. Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:

applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;

reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;

submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;

publication of the result;

medical examination;

the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;

access to application forms and related details;

retention of documents,

may   be   viewed   by   accessing   the   website    of    the    People    and    Standards    Division    (  or may be obtained from Human Resources Branch, Police General Headquarters, Floriana. These general provisions are  to  be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.

The website address, and email address of the receiving Department are​ and (​)