Police kickoff "Resort Security Response Workshop"
Maldives Police Services launches "Resort Security Response Workshop" on Monday, in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism.
According to the police the two day workshop will be held in Kurumba Maldives from October 14 to 15.
The workshop aims to reduce the impact of a possible terrorist attack on the tourism. Including General Mangers and Security Managers from resorts across the country, a total of 39 participants took part in the workshop.
Police stated that this workshop is organised based on the British project "International Protect and Prepare" (IPP) to prepare resorts in managing security of resorts following a major terrorist attack.
Minister of Tourism Ali Waheed was present during the inauguration of the workshop along with the Commissioner of Police Mohamed Hameed, top officers of MPS, senior officials from the Ministry as well as top officials from IPP.
According to Police, discussions were initiated on topics including preventive measures against terrorist attacks and evaluating existing operating procedures and ways to enhance existing security protocols. Police confirmed that extensive information regarding the procedures directly following a possible terrorist attack will be shared with the resorts.
In the face of increasing global threats, the current administration has adopted a number of remedies in the fight against terrorism.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih ratified new amendments to the Anti-Terrorism Act on October 10. As per the amendments, Maldives Police Service are now authorized to make warrant-less arrests for certain criminal acts that constitute terrorism, as well as conduct inspections and strip searches under specific circumstances.