OUR Objectives

The objectives of the Malta Police Force are established in Chapter 164 of the Laws of Malta, under Part II, Title I, concerning the constitution of the Malta Police Force. Specifically, section 4, as substituted by Act XIII of 2002, outlines the primary aims of the Force, which include:

  1. to preserve public order and peace, to prevent the commission of offences, to promote and enforce the observance of the laws, as a first guarantee of the rights of all persons in Malta, even before action is needed through the judicial system to repress, sanction or remedy any breach;
  2. to respond immediately to any request for the protection and intervention of the law;

  3. to apply the law without discrimination on any ground such as race, colour, language, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status;

  4. to promote the orderly and peaceful coexistence of all persons in Malta, paying due attention not only to private property rights but also to public property;

  5. to seek to protect the environment;

  6. to assist, within reasonable limits, any person seeking the help of a police or other public officer even though the ultimate responsibility to provide such help may not lie with the Force; and

  7. to perform honestly and effectively all those duties assigned by Chapter 164 of the Laws of Malta (Police Act) or by any other law.


To provide a professional and trusted policing service to ensure safety and security in partnership with the community.

Our Vision

Our vision is for the community to trust us in ensuring a safe and secure society for everyone.