Commanders have been assigned to five regional police divisions as part of attempts to decentralize the Maldives Police Service.
Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed presented the appointment letters to the regional commanders at a special ceremony held on Monday at the Iskandar Building.
Minister of Home Affairs Imran Abdulla, Deputy Commissioners of Police Abdul Mannan Yoosuf and Ali Rasheed, as well as other top personnel from the police, attended the ceremony.
The Maldives Police Service has been split into six divisions by the Minister of Home Affairs, following talks with the police commissioner under Article 6 of the new Police Service Act, for the administration of police services under a decentralized form of government.
The six divisions are as follows: Capital Police Division (Male, Hulhumale, Villimale, Thilafushi, and Gulhifalhu), Upper North Police Division (Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu, and Shaviyani Atolls), North Police Division (Noonu, Raa, Baa, and Lhaviyani Atolls), North Central Police Division (Kaafu, Alifu Alifu, Alifu Dhaalu, and Vaavu Atolls), South Central Police Division (Meemu, Faafu, Dhaalu, Thaa, and Laamu Atolls), and South Police Division (Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll, Fuvahmulah City, and Addu City).
Commanders assigned to five police divisions:
- Chief Superintended of Police Mohamed Shiham for Upper North Police Division
- Chief Superintended of Police Moosa Ali for North Police Division
- Chief Superintended of Police Abdulla Satheeh for North Central Police Division
- Chief Superintended of Police Hussain Rasheed for South Central Police Division
- Chief Superintended of Police Ahmed Shameem for South Police Division