Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed bid farewell to his nearly 28-year career in the police force during a special ceremony at Iskandhar Koshi. Home Minister Imran Abdulla presented Hameed with a Recognition Plaque of Honour, a retirement card, and the police flag. The ceremony was attended by members of Hameed’s family and senior officers of the service.
During his speech, Hameed expressed his deep connection to the police service, urging fellow officers to uphold integrity and respect in their duties. He committed to contributing to the transformation of the Maldives into a peaceful, low-crime community even after his retirement.
Home Minister Imran praised Hameed’s leadership, highlighting the global recognition of the Maldives Police Service (MPS), especially in Interpol Intelligence. The Minister commended Hameed for achievements such as building a second generation of officers, establishing the Police Academy, and creating a unified, cohesive service.
As part of an honorable discharge, a Police Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner is entitled to a lump sum as retirement pay, calculated for a period of 30 years, even if their service is less than 30 years. Additionally, retirees receive 75 percent of their basic salary every month for life.