The diligent efforts of the Police Force in local communities remain a cornerstone of their daily operations, as they continue to employ a proactive strategy to prevent crime and ensure public safety. Through a multi-faceted approach, law enforcement units are working together to carry out regular checks and inspections aimed at maintaining order and swiftly addressing any potential threats.
Integral to this effort are the District and Community Police teams, whose primary focus lies within the heart of cities and villages, where they engage with residents, monitor activities, and respond swiftly to emerging issues. These units are augmented by specialised teams that collaborate with the Police on a daily basis, contributing to a comprehensive and coordinated approach to maintaining law and order.
One significant aspect of these operations is the inspection and monitoring of immigration-related matters. The Police, working in tandem with officers from the Detention Services, conduct thorough inspections that encompass residences, vehicles, and specific areas. Recent immigration-related checks were conducted in various localities including Marsa, Qormi, Wied il-Għajn, and Birżebbuġa.
Individuals found to be residing irregularly in Malta are swiftly detained and transferred to the Detention Centre. From there, arrangements are made for their repatriation to their country of origin or another suitable destination where they can legally reside. The diverse nationalities encountered in the recent inspections reflect the complex nature of immigration, with individuals hailing from Serbia, Morocco, Syria, Ghana, Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, and Guinea.
Collaboration with various entities is a recurring theme in the Police’s efforts, highlighting their commitment to a multi-agency approach to tackling a range of issues. For instance, in matters related to road safety and the enforcement of traffic laws, joint efforts are undertaken with Transport Malta and LESA (Land and Transport Authority). This synergy allows for a more comprehensive approach to maintaining order on the roads and ensuring public safety.
This proactive strategy forms an essential part of the Police’s commitment to the communities they serve. Through their presence, education, and swift actions when necessary, they are not only deterring criminal activities but also fostering a sense of security and public order.
As the Police continue to work closely with local communities, other agencies, and stakeholders, their dedication to preventing crime and ensuring the well-being of citizens remains steadfast. The message is clear: by working hand in hand, they are building safer neighbourhoods and sending a resounding signal in favour of public order and security.
Photos: Uffiċċju tal-Komunikazzjoni, Il-Korp tal-Pulizija ta’ Malta.