The Malta Police Force (MPF) has introduced seven new electric vehicles to its fleet, replacing traditional cars.

The modern vehicles will be used by community officers and by the members of the forensic laboratory section within the MPF.

Community police officers will be using the vehicles to patrol various areas in Malta, including Rabat, Mdina, Ħad-Dingli, Mtarfa, Msida, Gżira, Ta’ Xbiex, Raħal Ġdid, and Marsaskala.

Furthermore, the canine section will also be receiving four new vehicles.

The new electric vehicles / DOI – Clodagh O’Neill

The new fleet was purchased through an investment of more than €300,000, with €100,000 provided by the agency Community Malta, which handles the funds obtained from the sale of Maltese citizenship and residency visas.

At the moment, the agency is also paying  overtime pay for police officers in charge of escorting the transport of fireworks for village feasts, as well as the acquisition of e-bikes for police patrols.

During the inauguration of the new electric vehicles, Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà  stated that over the years the MPF “has been and is currently carrying out various investments.”

Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà (Left) and Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri (middle) during the inauguration / DOI – Clodagh O’Neill

“As an entity that works 24 hours a day, I’m certain that the electric vehicles will contribute to a safer community while being environmentally friendly,” he stated.

On the other hand, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri noted that the ministry “remains committed to implementing the transition towards electric vehicles that are less polluting.”

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DOI – Clodagh O’Neill

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