New recruits for Police

A fresh batch of 17 police recruit constables started their 18 week basic training period at New Mole House Police Headquarters this week. 

The course will last until early April 2019 and will largely be classroom based.

The 17 recruits, a mix of male and females aged between 19 and 43, will receive instruction in relevant policing areas including interviewing techniques, unarmed defence tactics, the role and powers of a police officer, criminal legislation, practical scenarios & role plays together with other specialist skills.

Fourteen of them are from the Royal Gibraltar Police and three from the Gibraltar Defence Police (GDP).

On successful completion of their training, the constables are expected to assume general patrolling and other operational police duties by early April.

The passing out parade will take place on March 13 2019.

As in other years, there will be awards for the leading recruits in the various categories.

Inspector John Olivera said: “The Recruitment and Training Team have high hopes for this recruit class and look forward to seeing them develop over the coming months and in their future careers.”