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First Maltese police officer completes TaylorMade Award for Forensic Biology



The European Forensic Institute was established in 2018 and is accredited by the Malta Institute of Higher Education (MFHEA). Offering a choice of higher education qualifications in the field, the first collaboration with the Maltese Police created a forensic biology course for police officers working in Malta.

Police officers Cassandra Borg Muscat, Caroline Meilak and Mark Fargia are the first police officers to pass the course in the country. The award ceremony was attended by the head of the institution, Andreas Melinart, the Minister of Justice, Dr. Jonathan Attard, the host and member of the academic staff, Frankline Lauria, and friends, colleagues and family.

Melinato said he would like to further develop the discipline of academic rigor, continued work life, the need for the highest international standards of balance, and the field of forensic medicine in Malta.

“Our mission is to create a forensic and research science hub here in Malta, bring together experts, professionals and students to collaborate, teach, learn and innovate in this very important and relevant area. To do, “he said.

He added that the Institute’s ambitions reflect the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, especially quality education, peace, justice, and strong institutions and partnerships.

“We must continue to work together-not only between academia and the profession, but from the natural sciences, criminology, profiling to engineering, digital forensics, IT, and the complexities of today. “The business and financial system to fill the gap across all interconnected and continually evolving sectors,” he continued.

The Forensic Biology Award was created with an emphasis on the quality and needs of modern police. By applying international best practices while adapting to local law, especially the Maltese police, police officers not only expanded their skill sets, but also took an important cooperative step.

“This award is a very important first step in working with the Malta Police and Forensic Institute to increase our cooperation. The interrelationships I know will continue to be strengthened,” Melinart said. “I myself and some of the academic staff in all sectors of the experienced team are with us today, but the ongoing challenge of bridging the gap to support our common values. Ready to work on. “

To conclude the speech, Melinart said that in addition to the two BSc courses offered and the police-only course, two master’s qualifications are currently accredited by MHEEA.

To attendees, Minister Attard praised the cooperation between the Institute and the Maltese police and said he was convinced that this was the first thing to come.

“This reflects the Government’s commitment to provide the tools and space needed in a state-of-the-art environment. Strive to maintain such a fruitful partnership between the Maltese Police and the European Institute of Forensic Medicine. You have to, “he said. He said.

Attard added that the completion of this course and the opportunity for continued learning by executives form an important part of Malta’s judicial system.

In her speech, Lauria explained how the first student awards ceremony from the start of the collaboration to today was particularly appealing and gave attendees insight into what the course consisted of. talked.

“The theoretical knowledge conveyed has become adapted and relevant to the work environment experienced by the student. After that, the laboratory session was specific about some of the practical topics covered in the academic session. And provided practical knowledge, “she said.

She continued to explore ways in which the course material covered various topics within the field of forensic biology, documented forensic evidence processed by science and technology, and processed it so as not to violate court acceptance. rice field.

The clear point of this course is “the importance of having a strong legal and harmonious judicial system that supports the science and technology of processing forensic evidence,” Lauria said. She added that the need to keep people up-to-date with database usage, DNA analysis, and the latest technology is essential in the future.

Last but not least, I would like to thank Dr Manuele Biazzo, a guest lecturer at BioArte. He held two hands-on sessions throughout the course preparation and his valuable contributions were praised by stakeholders.


The European Forensic Institute was founded in 2018 and is licensed under license number 2018-014 by the Maltese Institute of Higher Education (MFHEA).They are

Presence and laboratory-based sessions are held at a state-of-the-art higher education institution in Malta Life Science Park.

The Institute currently offers two Bachelor of Sciences in Forensic Medicine and Criminology and Psychology, and two Master’s programs currently accredited by MFWEA. Master of Business Management, Financial Crimes, Digital Technology, Cyber ​​Security, Digital Forensics, Master of Crime Analysis.

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https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2022-05-27/local-news/First-Maltese-police-officers-complete-tailor-made-Award-in-Forensic-Biology-6736243260 First Maltese police officer completes TaylorMade Award for Forensic Biology

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