The Malta Police Force (MPF) is the national agency responsible for law enforcement and the prevention of crime. In addition, the MPF is responsible for border control since the Commissioner of Police also serves as the Principal Immigration Officer. The MPF, in collaboration with the Department of Information Policy and Governance at the University of Malta (UM), is involved with the EU Horizon 2020 funded project called MIRROR (short for: “Migration-Related Risks caused by Misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement”). The project is built on the fact that, in the minds of the citizens who consider migrating to Europe, the perception of Europe plays an important role.
The association between the University of Malta and the MPF has highlighted the need for partnerships between law enforcement and academia. While the MPF has extensive experience in the field of law enforcement and border control, academic partnerships allow for that experience to be translated into effective solutions through the technical and analytical expertise provided by the University.
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