Samoa Police

Samoa Police participates in SVSG Torch of Peace Relay

A statement said “This event was organized to demonstrate our collective commitment to eradicating violence against women and children in Samoa.”

“SPPCS has been a long-standing partner of SVSG, working together to combat domestic violence. Our collaboration with SVSG spans several years, during which we have actively contributed to efforts aimed at putting an end to this pervasive issue.”

Samoa Police to use electric bikes during patrols for CWHG meeting

Australia Federal Police instructors have been in Samoa running training courses ending with three qualified instructors, and 16 officers who are now trained in the bicycle patrol officers program.

The Australian government donated electric bikes worth over US$53,540.


US Air Force conducts Law Enforcement seminar for Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services officers

The seminar was held by the United States of America (USA) Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI).

A statement said “The first Law Enforcement Mental Health Wellness Seminar began with a discussion about different topics aimed at addressing the mental health challenges law enforcement officers face.”

As the charge d'affaires gave her remarks today, Noriko Horiuchi emphasized the US' commitment to Samoa and SPPCS.

"This seminar represents our commitment to the wellbeing of SPPCS officers", says Horiuchi.

Samoa Police Officers complete Motorcycle and Defensive Driving Training

The officers are among the first to be taught by Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services trainers and instructors.

A statement said “SPPCS is thrilled to announce the successful completion of the Motorcycle and Defensive Driving course by our first 9 graduates. These individuals have dedicated themselves to intensive training conducted by our highly skilled and qualified trainers/instructors from SPPCS.”

Samoa Police search continues after hit-and-run incident

The accident happened around 5am on September 24th, with a witness saying the deceased was tossed into the air by the force of the speeding car.

Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said they obtained CCTV footage and eyewitness accounts to assist in their investigation.

The woman, a Chinese national, later died in hospital.

She has yet to be named.


Samoa Police targets parents of child street vendors

Acting Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti told the Samoa Observer they have started bringing parents in and warning them.

Her comments came on the back of a social media video of street vendors fighting and stopping traffic.

Pastor Aumua Eric Poe of Christian City Church has urged authorities to address the increase in young child street vendors, adding there is a strong connection between street vending and begging.


Samoa Police to start prosecuting domestic violence next month

Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said police prosecution is ready to take on the task, and was requested by the Attorney-General.

Meanwhile, the Samoa Observer reports the New Zealand Police have been in the country to conduct the second phase of the prosecution training for police officers.


Newly upgraded Samoa Police Maritime Wing Headquarters launched

A statement issued by the government said the center was opened by the Commissioner of Police, Prison, and Correction Services, Afioga Auapaau Logoitino Filipo; and the Chief of Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Mark Hammond, AO, RAN.

Commissioner Auapaau acknowledged the Government of Australia for the continued support they offered for the Samoa Police Maritime.

The HQ is funded under the Samoa-Australia Defence Cooperation Program


Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections officers complete defensive driving course

A statement confirmed that the officers are now qualified drivers for the Ministry.

“The participants range from 5 units within the Samoa Police, Prisons and Corrections Services; namely from the Criminal Investigation Unit (CID), the General Policing (GP), Band Unit, Tanumalala Prisons and the Assets Unit.”

“The participants were tested through a number of assessments and practicals in order to pass the course and become qualified drivers for the Ministry. The participants dedicated their time and effort to achieving this milestone.”

Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services records success in their Cyber Security roadshow

Constable Taililigo Tinoifili traveled to the big island of Savaii in support of the Cyber SMART Roadshow.

A statement said “The program highlights the different aspects of increasing cyber resilience in Samoa. The roadshow included sessions in colleges, PTA and local communities. The sessions focused on topics such as basic cyber security, cyber hygiene, and the safe use of the internet. The program also aimed to raise awareness of the threats associated with online activities and the importance of being cyber-resilient.”