Samoa Police

Samoa Police issue missing person alert

Taoipu has been missing since 8 December from his home in Samusu Aleipata.

His family has been trying to locate him after he failed to return home.

Police said Taoipu has mental condition/disability and his family is anxious to find him.

If you have any information that might lead to locating Taoipu’s whereabouts, please contact a nearby Police station or call 22222.

Working Together for a Safer Samoa.


Woman sustains serious injuries in Samoa road accident

 The Samoa Fire and Emergency Services Authority Tuanaimato team responded to a call at around 5am.

FESA confirms that a man was driving and a woman was in the front passenger seat of a minivan, that hit the post.

“It was a couple” confirmed the FESA team who took the injured to Motootua hospital’s emergency unit.

“It took a while to remove them safely from the vehicle;

“They were stable, but the woman suffered serious injuries from the accident”.

Samoa police officers suspended for immorality

Samoa Observer reports police commissioner Fuiavaili'ili Egon Keil confirmed the suspensions via email.

Fuiavaili'ili said the cases in Savaii involved two senior officers and two junior officers.

"I can confirm that two senior sworn members and two junior sworn members of the Samoa Police Service currently assigned to Savaii Operations have been either suspended, demoted, and/or reassigned as a result of Professional Standards Unit investigations," Fuiavaili'ili's email read.

Samoan cameraman pleads guilty to offering bribe

The officer had tried to stop Fuiavailili Fa'au Gago from filming the incident.

A female employee was killed at the station by her partner, who then died in the blaze he set.

Fuiavailili Fa'au Gago is a camera operator for the Loabay social media group.

The company was the focus of an inquiry by the Samoa Media Council over the incident.

It was asked to pay $US400 in compensation to the Samoa Journalist Association.

The defendant also pleaded guilty to separate charges related to a domestic violence incident involving his wife.

Samoan Pastor fined for violating self-isolation rules

Samoa Police have confirmed that the pastor has been fined $2,000 tala.

The Officer in charge of Samoa’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Auapaau Logoitino Filipo said they responded to a call from the security firm to report the incident.

Filipo said the pastor’s wife returned to Samoa on one of the repatriation flights from New Zealand, and had been granted permission to be isolated in her own home.

Samoa Police officers hike up Mt Silisili as part of emergency preparation

Led by Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, the team took five hours to reach the top of the 1,858 metre elevation and Samoa’s highest peak, last week.

Mount Vaea is a mere 472 metres above sea level – making the Mt Silisili climb 4 times that elevation, through rugged and steep terrain.

Su’a Fuiavailiili thanked the villagers of Aopo who provided experienced guides for the hike that has been described by previous conquerors as a challenge.

Samoa Police conducts ER simulations

Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said Savaii Police Operations and Savaii Prisons Operations joined members of the Tactical Operations Squad in Apia.

The simulations are said to have also tested the capacity and speed of the Australian Government donated police patrol boat, the Nafanua II, to test for emergencies that would involve urgent evacuation and movements of persons between the two islands.

Prison guards to be given same training as police in Samoa

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil said some of the 44 new recently graduated recruits would be assigned to serve at the prison.

He said those already at Tanumalala would also go through the same 14 week course so if needed they could operate as police officers.

The Samoa Observer newspaper reported these were all part of new plans the Ministry of Police was carrying out now that it had been given control of the country's prison services.

The re-jig happened after a spate of high-profile prison escapes.

More women than men among Samoa Police recruits

The Samoa Observer newspaper reported 28 of the recruits were women from the class of 44.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said the class also made history by being the first to study a curriculum approved by the Samoa Qualification Authority.

He said the Police Academy's new curriculum would produce an intelligent and critical thinking police force that had the confidence of the people of Samoa.


Samoa police capture wanted persons

Asomaliu was taken in from Fasitoo-tai on Thursday night.

SPS says it acknowledges the tremendous efforts of Fasitoo-tai pulenuu and village council as a result of his apprehension.

After weeks of running havoc in these villages, the village council stepped in and collectively and apprehended Asomaliu.

The village of Faleatiu also assisted police Thursday with the apprehension of both Iolamo Sanela moa and his brother Fotu Sanele Moa.