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Title: History of the Malta Police Force (part two)
Authors: Attard, Eddie
Keywords: Malta -- History -- British occupation, 1800-1964
Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Malta Police Force -- History
Issue Date: 1985
Publisher: Gulf Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Attard, E. (1985). History of the Malta Police Force (part two). Civilization, 24, 654-657.
Abstract: On April 1st, 1889 a notice appeared in the Malta Government Gazette where it was said that Government had intention to send two gentlemen to England, at public expense, to acquire experience in the working of the Police Organization and that any gentlemen who were eligible to proceed to England for this purpose were asked to communicate with the Crown Advocate. It appears that there was no outcome from this call and in 1890 a committee was appointed by the Governor to enquire into and report upon the organisation of the Police. This committee recommended amongst other things, that candidates for admission into the Police Force had to be between eighteen and thirty years of age - of a minimum height of five feet four inches and of a minimum chest measurement of thirty three inches from eighteen to twenty years, and of thirty four inches if over twenty years of age. Candidates had to be of good character and had to undergo a medical examination. It was also recommended that those who read and wrote, or who could speak English, single men, or men with small families should be preferred. As regards the rate of pay, the Committee recommended a rise in salary and with effect from that year, 1890, the rate of pay of a Constable became two shillings (ten cents) per day.
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