Internal Call for Police Inspectors

Date: Jun 28, 2019



Nomenclatures denoting the male gender include also the female gender.


1.         The Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security invites applications for the post of Police Inspector in the Malta Police Force in the Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security.



Terms and Conditions


2.1     This appointment is subject to a probationary period of two (2) years following successful completion of the Qualifying Examination (vide Part Two of Selection Process below).


2.2     The salary for the post of Police Inspector is €22,645 per annum, rising by annual increments of €486.83 up to a maximum of €25,566 (Salary Scale 8).


2.3     A Police Inspector will progress to Salary Scale 7 (€24,153 x €531.17 - €27,340) on completion of four (4) years service in the grade, subject to satisfactory performance.


2.4     Following another six (6) years of satisfactory service, an Inspector in Salary Scale 7 will be promoted to Senior Inspector in Salary Scale 6 (€25,779 x €596.33 - €29,357)


2.5     Due to the nature of work, the post of Police Inspector also attracts allowances as specified in the Sectoral Agreement of the Police Force entitled Sectoral Agreement Regulating the Conditions of Service for the Police Force, 2018’.





3.       The duties of a Police Inspector include:


       a)    the investigation and detection of crime;


       b)    the prosecution before the Courts of Magistrates;


       c)     the general management of the station/branch in which they are posted;


       d)    any other duties as assigned by the Commissioner of Police; and


      e)    any other duties according to the exigencies of the Public Service and as directed by the Principal Permanent Secretary.


Further details of the job description of the post may be obtained from the Human Resources Branch, Police General Headquarters, Floriana.



Eligibility requirements


4.1        By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must be:


(i)         Police Constables whose appointment in such grade has been confirmed


(ii)        in possession of a recognized qualification at MQF Level 6 with a minimum of 180 ECTS/ECVETS or equivalent in Management, Accounting, Economics, Banking, Finance, Legal Studies, Science, Social Studies, Psychology, IT and Criminology, or a comparable professional qualification. Qualification at MQF Level 6 in other subjects other than the aforementioned may be considered.




(iii)       Officers who hold the appointment of Sergeant or above and possess a ‘pass’ (at least at Grade 1 - 5, Grade C or a comparable level) in not less than 5 different subjects at MQF level 3 which must include the Maltese and English Languages or a pass in level 3 VET qualification or a Secondary School Certificate and Profiling qualification at MQF level 3 in at least 5 subjects which must include Maltese and English Language. 


4.2        Qualifications at a level higher than that specified above will be accepted for eligibility purposes, provided they meet any specified subject requirements. A Master’s qualification at MQF Level 7, or equivalent, must comprise a minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET credits with regard to programmes commencing as from October 2008.


Moreover, candidates who have not yet formally obtained any of the above-mentioned qualifications will still be considered, provided that they submit evidence that they have been approved for the award of the qualifications indicated in paragraphs 4.1(ii) or (iii) by the 30th November 2019.


4.3     Due consideration will be given to applicants who, besides the requisites indicated in paragraphs 4.1 to 4.2 above, have proven relevant work experience.


4.4     Applicants must be eligible to take up their due appointment, in terms of 4.1 to 4.2 above, not only by the closing time and date of this call for applications but also on the date of appointment.


4.5       Prospective applicants should note the requirement to produce MQRIC recognition statements in respect of their qualifications from MQRIC, or other designated authorities, as applicable, as per provisions applicable to this call for applications (see link below).



Submission of supporting documentation


5.1     Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials, copies of which are to be scanned and sent through the Recruitment Portal on (under Uniformed and Security). Under no circumstances should any such documents be submitted after two (2) working days from the closing date.


5.2     Original certificates and/or testimonials are to be invariably produced for verification at the interview.



Selection procedure


Part One – Physical Efficiency / General Ability Test / Interview / Medical Test


6.1        All eligible applicants will be subject to a Physical Efficiency Test to be held under a Selection Board appointed by the Commissioner of Police, to ensure fitness to Malta Police Force standards.


The minimum standards of the Physical Efficiency Test will comprise the following three components:


Age                   Males               Females

1 Mile Run                     18 – 31             10 mins            12 mins

                                      32+                   10.30 mins        12.30 mins


Push-Ups (Repetitions)  18 – 31              15                     10

32 +                  13                     8


Sit-Ups (Repetitions)      18 – 31             25                     20

32+                   20                     15


Candidates must at least attain the minimum standard in each component of the Physical Efficiency Test to be considered as having gained a pass in the Physical Efficiency Test. Candidates who fail in one component will be allowed to re-sit that one particular component within a week from the first complete component. Only candidates who pass in all the components of the physical test will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.


6.2        Following the successful completion of the physical efficiency test all candidates will be required to undergo a General Ability Test.


6.3        This process will consist of a fully automated computer-based general ability test, whereby applicants will be tested in verbal, numerical and abstract ability on the basis of their response to an established set of questions.  Candidates must obtain a 65% rating to pass the test.  The general ability test will be conducted by the Director of Examinations and the Board of Local Public Examinations. Only candidates who are successful in the general ability test will proceed to the next phase of the selection process.


6.4        Following the successful completion of the General Ability Test, candidates will be required to sit for a structured interview. The interview will be conducted by a Selection Board established by the Malta Police Force.


6.5        During the interview candidates will also be required to deliver a five (5) minute long lecturette on a subject of their choice. During the lecturette, applicants may use their choice of lecture aids, such as Power Point presentation.


6.6        The experience and past performance of candidates will be given due consideration.



Part Two – Qualifying Examination


7.1        Applicants who are successful in Part One will be required to attend lectures (part-time) organized by the Academy for Disciplined Forces during the evening, in preparation for the Qualifying Examination.


This examination will consist of:


Paper I             Police Leadership and Management;


Paper II             Police Investigations;


Paper III            Laws and Prosecutions.


7.2        Candidates who are declared as having been successful in the Qualifying Examination will be eligible to be appointed Probationary Police Inspectors for a two-year period, depending on the number of vacancies available.


7.3        For the purpose of appointment, the final order of merit will be determined by the total marks obtained in the qualifying examination (para.7.1)


7.4        Only candidates who fail in one paper are permitted to sit for a re-sit. Those who pass the re-sit exam will be awarded a pass mark of 50% and will be placed in order of merit after those candidates who passed all their exams in the first attempt.


7.5        Supplementary exams are only permitted in exceptional circumstances.



Part Three – Confirmation Examination


8.1        Besides being assigned the normal police duties pertaining to their rank, Probationary Police Inspectors will, on appointment, also be required to attend lectures in policing and legal subjects comprising of the part-time University of Malta course leading to the Diploma in Policing. The final examination of this Diploma course will constitute Part Three - Confirmation Examination – of this call.


8.2        Probationary Police Inspectors who are not successful in the Confirmation Examination referred to in para 8.1 will be given another chance to re-sit the final examination of the Diploma course. If they fail again, they will have their probationary appointment terminated ipso facto.


9.         The all round performance of Probationary Police Inspectors will be assessed every four months and the results will be duly communicated to them. Probationary Police Inspectors who fail to attain the required standard in any four assessments will have their appointment terminated.


10.        Probationary Police Inspectors who are successful in Part Three will be confirmed in their appointment as Police Inspectors.


11.        Police Inspectors will be required to serve Government as Inspectors of Police for a period of four (4) years and will be required to sign an appropriate undertaking to that effect.



Submission of applications


12.1   Applications are to be submitted, for the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Ministry for Home Affairs and National Security, through the Recruitment Portal only at the following address: (under Uniformed and Security).  Applications are to include a curriculum vitae (which should include a list of qualifications held by applicant), and an updated Service and Leave Record Form (GP47), in pdf format, which are to be uploaded through the Portal.  The closing date of the receipt of applications is noon (Central European Time) of Friday, 19th July 2019.  A computer-generated e-mail will be sent as an acknowledgement of the application.  Further details concerning the submission of applications are contained the general provisions referred to below.


12.2      Applicants will then be invited to attend at the Human Resources Branch fill in an Additional Information Sheet, as part of the application process.  This Additional Information Sheet is to be filled in the presence of the Officer in charge Human Resources and/or another officer appointed by the Commissioner of Police. Furthermore, applicants are also to submit two recent (2) passport-size photographs.



Other general provisions


13.     Other general provisions concerning this call for applications, with particular reference to:


·       the applicable benefits, conditions and rules/regulations;

·       reasonable accommodation for registered persons with disability;

·       submission of recognition statements in respect of qualifications;

·       publication of the result;

·       the process for the submission of petitions concerning the result;

·       access to application forms and related details;

·       retention of documents;


may be viewed by accessing the website of the People & Standards Division at the address  or may be obtained from Human Resources Branch, Police General Headquarters, Floriana.  These general provisions are to be regarded as an integral part of this call for applications.



The website address, fax number and e-mail address of the receiving Department are 21224001 and





Commissioner of Police

Ministry for Home Affairs & National Security