Addu council representative to sit on police academy's board

Speaker of the Parliament and former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has revealed that arrangements will be made to include a member representing Addu City Council in the board of the police academy being established in the city under Indian aid.

Speaking at a workshop held in Hithadhoo, Addu City to formulate the pledges for the region in MDP's manifesto, Nasheed said the centre being established will not simply be a police academy but will become a large institution.

Although the center was referred to as 'Police Academy' and 'Institute of Security and Law Enforcement Studies' in the past, the center has now been dubbed 'Institute of Law, Order and Strategic Studies', revealed Nasheed. He further assured that a member representing Addu City Council will sit on its board.

"We will include a pledge to arrange for a City Council representative to sit on the board. This center will be upgraded to a large institution, and is especially for police training," said Nasheed.

The police training centre project was announced on April 6, 2014, during the reign of former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom. The project is contracted to India's Sri Avanthika Contractors for MVR 18 million.

The institution will have accommodation blocks, a medical clinic, PT grounds and other resources available. Mr. Mohamed Hameed, the Commissioner of Police has previously stated that they aim to inaugurate the facility on July 26, the Independence Day.