The Malta Police Force has more deputy and assistant police commissioners than the London Metropolitan Police, whose force is some 17 times the size.
An exercise carried out by The Sunday Times of Malta also showed that the Maltese force has more officers serving in its second and third highest positions than its counterparts in Ireland (An Garda Síochána), and more third-ranking officials than the much larger Police Scotland.
Last week seven new assistant police commissioners were appointed, bringing the total number of officers holding the Malta Police Force’s third highest rank to 10.
This followed the appointment of the three deputy commissioners last month. When the Nationalist government was voted out in March, there was one deputy commissioner and eight assistant commissioners.
The London Met has one deputy commissioner and four assistant commissioners.
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