Post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force
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Post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force

Date: Nov 19, 2021
Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement


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 Process below).

2.2 The salary for the post of Police Inspector is Salary Scale 8, which in the year 2021 is equivalent to €24,091
per annum, rising by annual increments of €486.83 up to a maximum of €27,012.

2.3 A Police Inspector will progress to Scale 7 (€25,656 x €531.17 - €28,843) 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 (€27,327 x €596.33 -
€30,905) on completion of six (6) years service in the grade of Police Inspector in Scale 7, 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 Force entitled 'Sectoral Agreement Regulating the Conditions of Service for the Police
Force, 2018'.


3. The job duties for the post of Police Inspector may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.

Eligibility Requirements

4.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:

a. citizens of Malta;
b. have the ability to communicate in the Maltese and English languages;
c. in possession of a recognized qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECT/ECVETS or
equivalent*) in Youth and Community Studies or Social Wellbeing Studies or Social Policy or Criminology
or Social Work or Psychology or Management or Accounting or Economics or Banking or Finance or
Legal Studies or Science or Social Studies or IT 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-nineth (39) birthday on 10th December
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/tshirt,
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 aforementioned eligibility criteria, by not later than 31st December 2021.

* 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 is
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. In the case of applicants who are already in the Malta Public Service, the GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the Ministry /department issuing the call for application from the Director responsible for HR where applicants are serving, while those applying from outside the Public 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 ever 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 19th November 2021 through Circular No HR/POL/6/2021.
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 - General Ability Test/Physical Efficiency Test/Medical Test/Interview/Full Medical Test.

6.1 Applicants will be subject to undergo a General Ability Test (GAT). This process will consist of a fully
automated computer-based GAT, 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 GAT will be conducted by the Director of Examinations and the Board of Local Public Examinations.
Only candidates who are successful in the GAT will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.

6.2 Following the successful completion of the General Ability Test (GAT) candidates will be required to sit for a
Physical Efficiency Test (PET) to be held under a Selection Board appointed by the Commissioner of Police to
ensure fitness to Malta Police Force standards as per Annex B attached to this Cirular.

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

6.4 Following the preliminary medical test, 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. During the interview
candidates will also be required to deliver a five (5) minute long lecturette on a subject related to police duties.
During the lecturette, applicants may use their choice of lecture aids, such as Power Point presentation.

6.5 Related experience and past performance of candidates will be given due consideration.

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

6.7 Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police can terminate at any time the process of a prospective Police
Inspector upon unsatisfactory progress, misbehaviour, bad attitude or lack of motivation.

Part Two - Qualifying Examination

7.1 Applicants who are successful in Part One will be required to attend all lectures (part-time) organised at the
Academy for Disciplined Forces, during the evening, in preparation for the Qualifying Examination. Each paper
will carry a 100% weighting and the pass mark for each paper is 50%.

7.1.1 The Course shall consist of theoretical and practical subjects related to the general duties of the Police
Inspector within the Malta Police Force.

7.1.2 Further to the mandatory lectures to enrich the competence profile of Police Inspectors, there will be
complimentary subjects/workshops as additional study units, that one needs to attend and sit for such
assessments where it deems fit. Complimentary subjects will be delivered on Saturdays (half day). These will
be assessed and reviewed independently.

7.1.3 Applicants should abide at all times with the instructions and regulations as imparted by the Academy for
Disciplined Forces during their traineeship.

7.1.4 All applicants shall attend at the Academy for Disciplined Forces for the lectures wearing smart casual

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

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

10. 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 at the following address: (under Uniformed and Security). Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant). Those applying from outside the Public Service must produce a Certificate of Conduct which has 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 17:15 hrs (Central European Time) of Friday 10th December 2021. 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

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 later, 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 & Standards Division at the
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 e-mail address of the receiving Department are, and

Angelo Gafa'
Commissioner of Police
Ministry for Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement​

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