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PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR HOME AFFAIRS, NATIONAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Reference Number: PR200852, Press Release Issue Date: May 07, 2020
 
​The Rapid and Special Intervention Unit and other members of the Police Force will be strengthening their training, following an investment in a cutting-edge simulator. The simulator is the first of its kind in the country being used by law enforcement.
 
The simulator provides virtual scenarios which reflect real-life situations the police face on the job, such as theft, bullying, and even terrorism. This investment will also allow training to be carried out in a safer environment and in a more cost-effective manner.
 
During the inauguration of the €150,000 investment, Minister for Home Affairs National Security and Law Enforcement Byron Camilleri reiterated that the Police Force must be at the forefront of technology and should always seek to enhance the training of its officers.
 
“This is another budget measure that we are implementing. It is my and the government's responsibility to ensure that the necessary investment is made to enable the police to do their job effectively," said Minister Camilleri, who also emphasized how technology and law enforcement go hand in hand. “In the future, our priority is to ensure that the Police Force is more efficient, well-prepared and fully equipped to respond to the realities it deals with on a daily basis."
 
The Minister also referred to a series of other projects being carried out by the Police Force and which are expected to be completed between the end of the year and the beginning of next year, including two new police stations. Work is also underway to launch new buildings to house Community Policing teams.
 
“These are all links in a chain of initiatives that should lead to a strong reform of the Police Force," said Minister Camilleri.​