Commanders appointed to five regional police divisions

A capture from the ceremony held to present letter of appointments to newly appointed regional commanders of Maldives Police Service on September 27, 2021. (Photo/Maldives Police Service)

As part of the efforts to decentralize the Maldives Police Service – commanders have been appointed to five regional police divisions.

The appointment letters to the regional commanders were presented by the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed – during a special ceremony held at Iskandar Building yesterday.

The ceremony was also guested by Home Minister Imran Abdulla, Deputy Commissioners of Police Abdul Mannan Yoosuf and Ali Rasheed, in addition to other executive officers on the force.

Newly appointed regional commanders are as follows;

  • Chief Superintended of Police Mohamed Shiham for Upper North Police Division (Haa Alifu, Haa Dhaalu and Shaviyani Atolls)
  • Chief Superintended of Police Moosa Ali for North Police Division (Noonu, Raa, Baa and Lhaviyani Atolls)
  • Chief Superintended of Police Abdulla Satheeh for North Central Police Division (Kaafu, Alifu Alifu, Alifu Dhaalu and Vaavu Atolls)
  • Chief Superintended of Police Hussain Rasheed for South Central Police Division (Meemu, Faafu Dhaalu, Thaa and Laamu Atolls)
  • Chief Superintended of Police Ahmed Shameem for South Police Division (Gaafu Alifu, Gaafu Dhaalu Atolls, Fuvahmulah and Addu City)

Under Article 6 of the new Police Service Act, for the administration of policing services under a decentralized system of governance – the Maldives Police Service has been divided into six divisions by the Home Minister, following consultations with the Commissioner of Police.

In addition to the five regional divisions commanders had been appointed to yesterday – the remaining and the sixth division is the Capital Police Division comprising of Male’, Hulhumale’, Villimale’, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu.

Prior to this enactment of the new Police Service Act – Maldives Police Service was divided into seven divisions – including the Male’ area.