Samoa Police

Samoa's assistant Electoral Commissioner faces drug charges

Faumui Daryl Mapu was arrested along with a 29 year old female employee of the electoral commission office on Tuesday.

At a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, acting Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Keti confirmed the arrest of the pair, adding they have been charged for possession of narcotics.

Four illegal pistols, including a revolver, two rifles, $2,900 tālā cash, methamphetamine and several laptops were confiscated during the raid.

Samoa police reminds locals about dangers of drink driving

Deputy Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo told Radio Polynesia close to 30 people were arrested, and majority were drunk drivers and the rest were drunk and disorderly in public.

Auapa'au said the Ministry continues to appeal to members of the public to consume responsibly, and not to get behind the wheel when under the influence of alcohol.

He said checkpoints will continue throughout the holidays as one form of deterrent, and police are continuing to collaborate with village councils in pushing the message that drink driving is dangerous.


Samoa Police appeal on information on missing 16-year-old boy

The Ministry of Police, Prisons & Corrections has reported that Siaosi has been missing since the morning of Christmas Eve.

He was last seen wearing his long sleeve male's blouse coloured black with white stripes, and a grey short.

Siaosi is a special need teenager and currently attending Loto Taumafai School.

The public is advised to contact a nearby Police Station or call 22222, if they have any information that might lead to Siaosi’s whereabouts.


Samoa Police patrol streets for safety amongst public

The Force began the operation on Christmas Eve.

Acting Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti, Deputy Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo and Assistant Commissioner Papalii Efo Peika Moalele conducted a proactive foot patrol around the town area of Apia for the sole purpose of serving.


Samoa Police celebrates officers’ hard work this year

Papalii also took the opportunity to acknowledge the officers for their hard work as part of efforts to keep people safe.

The police force held a thanksgiving service at EFKS Hall in Mulinuu yesterday. 

Awards and consolation prizes were presented to recipients and senior sergeants were issued with their police badges.

The service is usually held every year to not only acknowledge the work the officers do but also to start the usual police festive season operation.


Samoa police arrest seven people following drugs raid

Police seized methamphetamine; marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a search on the property.

Five men and two women are now in the custody of the Police.

This was confirmed by Deputy Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo in response to questions from Radio Polynesia.

This is the same residence that police raided in July.

During that raid, Police seized drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns, and cash worth more than $20,000 tala.


Samoa’s Home of the Elderly receives early Christmas treat

The officers brought food, monetary donations and their Christmas Choir shared a few carols with the residents.

Deputy Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said, "It's just a token of our appreciation to all the moms and dads who are here, for their prayers throughout this year.”

“We always look forward to this time of the year, where we do a lot of community engagement activities.”

Sister-in-Charge of the Home of the Elderly at Mapuifagalele, Sister Maria Frances Pale said they are grateful to the donation from the police officers.


Samoa police on standby to send peacekeeping forces to Solomon Islands

TV1Samoa reports Acting Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said so far there has not been any request for help but they are ready to help.

Since the rioting and looting started last week, Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea have sent troops to help keep the peace there.

Auapa'au said under the RAMSI project, more than 300 Samoan Police had been deployed to help in Honiara and other areas of the Solomons.


Former Samoa Police Commissioner wins Champion of Change award

The award is a historic recognition of Fuiavaili’ili’s legacy of promoting women in Samoan policing. 

A statement said it is the first time a police leader from any Pacific island has received the award, which has always been claimed by honourees from Australia and New Zealand. 

The highly prestigious award recognises men who have played particularly significant roles in improving the culture of law enforcement for women officers in Australia, New Zealand and the broader Pacific. 

Samoa Police locate missing boy

Samoa Police said Jeriah was presented at the Apia Police Station by his mother, who said she found him living with another family in Vaigaga.

Jeriah was reported to have been missing from last month.

Police said some children who have been reported missing in the last few months have not been found.

They are pleading with the public to report any information that they may have on the whereabouts of the missing children.