52 vacancies at CPD; 172 at CCF
A call to recruit 52 employees with the Civil Protection Department and 172 employees at the Corradino Correctional Facility will be issued soon according to the Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, Emanuel Mallia.
Replying to questions laid by Shadow Minister Jason Azzopardi, Minister Mallia said that a staff complement exercise at the Corradino Correctional Facility was never carried out in order to assess the number of employees required to provide security and rehabilitation services.
A capacity building exercise was done for the first time and 172 vacancies were identified.
The Minister added that for many years no calls were made to fill vacancies at the Civil Protection Department. Among the human resources found lacking the Minister noted 44 Assistant Rescue Officers, a deputy director, Chiefs Assistance and Rescue Officer (Operations) and Chief Assistance and Rescue Officer (Planning and Co-ordination).