Samoa Police

Samoa Police members off to Pre-deployment training

The officers were selected from a group,  who applied for the United Nations Peacekeeping deployment, pre-deployment training and UNSAAT.

Commissioner Auapa’au Logoitino Filipo conveyed words of encouragement for the selected members.

“You are Samoa’s ambassadors to Indonesia; this will be the opportunity to be a part of a bigger goal- being deployed in UN missions.”

He further encouraged and challenged the members to use the opportunity wisely.”

Two females and eight male officers will undergo training by UN trainers for the next three weeks in Jakarta.

Samoa Police Constable John Bosco Salā completes narcotic detector dog training

A Police statement said the 37- year old is one of the few Pasifika law enforcers that were a part of the narcotic detector dog training course.

“The training course aims to help train and build Pacific agencies' dog section capacity and capability, namely Fiji, Tonga, Cook Islands and Samoa, known to be part of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade supported Pacific Detector Dog Programme (PDDP) with New Zealand Police and New Zealand Customs.”

Samoa participates in US Government’s International Police Peacekeeping Operation Support Programme

SPPCS Inspector Joseph Taioalo, Sergeant Mapusaga Sheppard, Sergeant Tuifao Luatua and Principal Policy Folasāitu Taramara Mu Talauta took part in the workshop alongside colleagues from Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Kiribati and Fiji.

Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said, "Samoa Police has a history of providing peacekeepers regionally through the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomom Islands (RAMSI) and on an international level through the United Nations; to places such as Liberia, Darfur, Timor-Leste, and South Sudan.”

Samoa Police unveils new Family Violence Policy

The policy is a significant step towards preventing domestic violence and ensuring the safety and well-being of families.

It was created through consultation with various stakeholders, including, the Australia Federal Police (AFP) led Samoa Australia Police Partnership (SAPP), judicial members, Samoa Police Executive, Domestic Violence Unit, and the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG).

Samoa Police out to recruit highly skilled and capable officers

This Force has launched its interim training facility for new recruits.

The new facility was launched by Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Pat Conroy during his first visit to Samoa last week.

A statement said Minister Conroy, who is also the Minister for Defence Industry, visited the Samoa Police Maritime Wing to see the important efforts being made to protect Samoa's waters.

Promotions for 57 Police, Prisons and Corrections officers

The Hall of Tupulaga at Sogi was filled with family, friends and colleagues on Wednesday to mark the hard work and determination demonstrated by selected members to reach this new milestone.

All promoted officers went through a vigorous process including sitting the set law exams and going through individual interviews.

New fingerprint software to benefit Samoa Police

The equipment was made available through the Samoa Australia Police Partnership (SAPP). 

The AFIS system, which is capable of storing up to 50,000 records, enables investigators to efficiently search and compare fingerprints from a database, aiding in the identification of known or unknown suspects.

Stolen items, drugs seized in raid in Samoa

A search warrant was executed at one of the suspect’s residences last Friday afternoon resulting in the recovery of stolen items.

Police said a 48-year-old man was arrested.

The alleged stolen items are noted to have been sold to the suspect by burglars of previous burglary and theft cases.

The other three suspects including a 46-year-old, a 30-year old and a 29-year-old were found at the residence at the time of the raid.

Samoan Police Inspector to attend FBI training

Inspector Natia flew out of the country at the weekend.

Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said “Inspector Solomona Natia will be bringing back knowledge and skills to share with other members of SPPCS.”

According to Papalii, the training will be held for three months in Quantico, Virginia, and is scheduled to begin in April.

Inspector Natia has served the police force for over 20 years and is also a qualified lawyer.

He was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Samoa earlier this year.


NZ Navy happy to carry out training with Samoa Police

The assistance was confirmed in a meeting hosted by the local police force for the team from NZ Navy, yesterday.

Samoa Police said, “The deliberation included New Zealand Navy's support for SPPCS in terms of training such as; sea riding, patrolling the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), boarding, and capacity building for our officers.”