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

Date: Nov 04, 2022
Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.
1. The Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality invites applications for the post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality.
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 Selection Process below).
2.2 The salary for the post of Police Inspector is Salary Scale 8, which in the year 2022 is equivalent to,
€24,845 per annum, rising by annual increments of €486.83 up to a maximum of €27,766.
2.3 A Police Inspector will progress to Scale 7 (€26,438 x €531.17 - €29,625) 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 (€28,132 x €596.33 -
€31,710) 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. Police Constables whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed; AND
b. In possession of a recognised qualification at MQF Level 6 (subject to a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVETS o 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 Security or a comparable professional qualification. Qualification at MQF Level 6 in other subjects other than the aforementioned may be considered; OR
c. Officers who hold the appointment of Sergeant or higher and possess a 'pass' (at least at Grade 1-5, or Grade C, or a comparable level) in not less than five 5 different subjects at MQF level 3 which must include the Maltese and English languages or a pass in level 3 VET qualification or a Secondary School Certificate and Profiling qualification at MQF level 3 in at least five (5) subjects which must include Maltese and English language.
* A recognised Qualification comparable to 180 ECTS/ECVETS credits, as applicable is only applicable subject to an MFHEA formal recognition statement being submitted with the application.
4.2 (i) Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Master's qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 90 ECTS/ECVET credits or equivalent*.
* A recognised Master's qualification with a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET is only accepted subject to an MFHEA formal Master's recognition statement being submitted with the application.
(ii) Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above mentioned qualifications will still be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualification in question.
(iii) Furthermore, candidates who are currently following a recognised programme of study at a higher MQF level than that requested above will also be considered. Such candidates are to submit evidence that they have successfully completed the necessary ECTS/ECVET credits, or equivalent, and attained the required MQF level by the closing time and date of the call for applications.
4.3 Furthermore, candidates who have not yet formally obtained the qualification specified in paragraph 4.1 or else as indicated in paragraph 4.2 will still be considered provided that they submit evidence that they are in the final phase of their course leading to such qualification. Appointees must obtain, or be approved, for the award of such qualification, by the 31st January 2023.If this stipulated deadline for the attainment of such qualification is not met, the appointment will be, for this reason, automatically terminated.
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 eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.4 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
4.6 Applicants are obliged to immediately inform the Selection Board (if result has not yet been published, in which case the application should be withdrawn by the applicant) or the HR Unit within the issuing ministry / department (if result has been published) upon any change in the status of their appointment from the date of submission of their application until the closing date, or upon being called for appointment as a result, of this call for application, as the case may be. Non-observance of this instruction may lead to disciplinary action. On its part, at the start of the interview, the Selection Board will request the candidate to declare any changes in status of his/her current appointment from the date of submission of application.
4.7 Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MFHEA recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MFHEA, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).
Submission of Supporting Documents
5.1 Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates/transcripts and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal (
5.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
Selection Procedure
Part One- General Ability Test/ Medical Test/Physical Efficiency Test/ Interview
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 50% 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 the Medical Test.
6.3 Once the candidate passes the Medical Test, they will undergo 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 circular.
6.4 Following the Physical Efficiency 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 lecture on a subject related to Police duties. During the lecture, 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 Furthermore, the Commissioner of Police can terminate at any time the process of a prospective Police Inspector upon unsatisfactory program, 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 (full time or part-time) organised at the Academy for Disciplined Forces, in preparation for the Qualifying Examination. Each paper will carry a 100% weighting and the pass mark for each paper is 50%.
7.2 The course shall consist of theoretical and practical subjects related to the general duties of the Police Inspector within the Malta Police Force.
7.3 Further to the mandatory lectures to enrich the competence profile of Police Inspectors, there will be complementary subjects/workshops as additional study units, that one needs to attend and sit for such assessments where it deems fit. Complementary subjects will be delivered on Saturdays (half day). These will be assessed and reviewed independently.
7.4 Applicants shall abide at al times with the instructions and regulations as imparted by the Academy for Disciplined Forces during their traineeship.
7.5 All applicants shall attend at the Academy for Disciplined Forces for the lectures wearing smart casual outfit.
7.6 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.
7.7 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).
7.8 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 order of merit after those candidates who passed all their exams in their first attempt.
7.9 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 course leading to the Diploma in Policing. The final examination of this Diploma course will consist Part Three- 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.
8.3 Probationary Police Inspectors who are successful in Part Three will be confirmed in their appointment as Police Inspectors.
8.4 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
9.1 Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality through the Online Government Recruitment Portal only on Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by the applicant). The GP 47 is to be requested by HR Unit of the ministry /department issuing the call for application. The closing date of the receipt of applications is 17:15 hrs (Central European Time) of Friday, 25th November, 2022. A computer-generated e-mail 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.
9.2 It is the responsibility of the applicants not to leave until the last thirty (30) minutes for submission of their application.
9.3 Applications which are received after closing date and time (i.e. late applications) are not allowed.
9.4 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 or missing documents.
Other General Provisions
10. 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 address or may be obtained from Human Resources Section, Police 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/Division/Directorate are and