Govt should focus on developing well-trained, disciplined top brass: Imran
He said that by the end of the conference, the hard work put in by president Solih's administration to improve the police service will be revealed.
Fathmath Ahmed Shareef
Home minister Imran Abdulla on Saturday said the government should give priority to training better police officers and reform the top brass of the police force.
The minister was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 'Police Research and Innovation Conference' organised by the Police Board at Dharubaaruge held on Saturday.
The Police Research and Innovation Conference:
A conference to discuss public opinion and research on how to shape policing
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the conference, Minister Imran said that the conference that began on Saturday is a new addition to the efforts initiated by president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's administration to ensure the internal security of the mMaldives and the safety of the indigenous people.
The minister said:
Police reform is one of President Solih's presidential promises
The need to win the full respect and love of the local police must be done in a systemic manner
Reaching that destination is difficult, challenging and difficult
President Solih's administration is determined to put in a lot of hard work, knowing how difficult a task it is, and they intend to see it through
"I feel that the state needs to step up and shape the top brass of the police force and appoint good officers. It is the responsibility of the government to provide modern facilities to the police force and facilitate them," Imran said.
He said that by the end of the conference, the hard work put in by president Solih's administration to improve the police service will be revealed. The minister also said that the conference would be crucial to measure the outcome of these efforts.
The Minister further said that the police work has come to where it is today with a lot of support from many state agencies and researchers in the Maldives. Therefore, the assistance of such persons is important for the police service, the minister said.