Post of Reserve Police Constable in the Malta Police Force
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Post of Reserve Police Constable in the Malta Police Force

Date: Aug 26, 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 position of Reserve Police Constable (RPC) in the Malta Police Force.
Duration of assignment and Conditions
2.1 A selected candidate will enter into a one (1) year assignment as a Reserve Police Constable in the Malta Police Force, which may be renewed yearly following satisfactory performance and till they attain the age of 65 years.
2.2 A Reserve Police Constable shall be obliged to work a minimum of thirty (30) hours per week according to the exigencies of the Malta Police Force.
2.3 Vacation leave would be pro-rata according to the number of hours worked.
2.4 Since this is a position de jure, a temporary one (and should remain so), the position of Reserve Police Constable falls under regulation 7 (4) of Subsidiary Legislation 452.81 entitled 'Contracts of Service for a Fixed Term Regulations'.
2.5 The Public Service Commission can terminate at any time the contract of a Reserve Police Constable upon unsatisfactory performance or other issues.
Salary pegged to the position
3.1 The hourly rate is €10.99 per hour (Scale 11.7) in 2022.
3.2 The salary for the prospective RPC during the training period is pro-rata of minimum Salary Scale 18 which in the year 2022 is €12,657 per annum.
4. The job duties for the position of a Reserve Police Constable may be viewed in Annex A attached to this Circular.
Eligibility Requirements
5.1 By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:
i. citizens of Malta
ii. able to communicate in the Maltese and English language
iii. are serving sworn officers, or have served in any Disciplined Force (i.e. the Malta Police Force, Armed Forces of Malta, Civil Protection Department or Correctional Services Agency) as sworn officers for a minimum of 10 years and have been honourably discharged (not medically boarded out).
iv. be medically fit in all aspects, physically and mentally, in accordance with the medical standards of fitness in the Force to be able to perform all Police duties.
5.2 Applicants must be of a conduct which is appropriate to the position applied for. All applicants will also be subject to additional screening throughout the whole selection process. Failure to meet the required standards would deem applicant ineligible.
5.3 Applicants who are serving officers must be retired from the Disciplined Force before the commencement of the training. The applicant must produce attested documentation of retirement from the Disciplined Force.
5.4 Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 5.1 to 5.3 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.
Submission of Supporting Documents
6.1 Qualifications, discharge certificate 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 on
6.2 Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.
Selection Procedure
7.1 Only candidates who pass the preliminary medical test will proceed to the selection interview.
7.2 A selective interview will be carried out to bring to the fore those personal qualities in a candidate, such as personality, alertness, intelligence, personal bearing, courtesy, etc., required of a Reserve Police Constable. The maximum mark for this selection process is 100% and the pass mark is 50%.
7.3 Only candidates who pass the selective interview will proceed to the medical test.
7.4 A full medical test including drug test will be carried out to all successful candidates.
7.5 Candidates who fail the medical tests will not be allowed to join the course of training.
7.6 Applicants will attend a course of training according to the order of merit following the interview.
7.7 Candidates must attend a short course at the Academy for Disciplined Forces and successfully pass
ALL exams and assessments prior to being enrolled as a Reserve Police Constable.
Submission of Applications
8.1 Applications are to be submitted for the attention of the Commissioner of Police through the Recruitment Portal at the following address: (under Uniformed and Security). Applications are to include a Curriculum Vitae (CV). The closing date of the receipt of application, is 1330hrs (CET) of Monday 12 September 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.
8.2 The applicants will then be invited to attend at the Human Resources Management, to be weighed, photographed and complete the additional information form, as part of the application process. This additional information sheet is to be filled in the presence of the Officer in charge Human Resources Management or any other officer appointed by the Commissioner of Police. Two passport-size photos are also required.
8.3 It is the responsibility of the applicants not to leave until the last 30 minutes for submission of their application. Applications which are received after closing date and time (late applications) are not allowed.
8.4 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 documents.
Other General Provisions
9. 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;
the submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;
the publication of the result;
the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;
medical examination;
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 Management, Police General Headquarters. These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.
The website and e-mail address of the receiving Department are and
Angelo Gafa`
Commissioner of Police