Samoa Police

Samoa works on safeguarding victims of crime

This will be ensured after the Samoa Police Force signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Samoa Victim Support Group.

Samoa Police said, “This agreement is a major step in formalizing a strategic collaboration with SVSG and contemplating the development of mutual understanding on ways to ensure the security and welfare of victims of crimes.”

“The two agencies will continue to work collaboratively to drive positive outcomes with the commitment of long lasting relationship to bring about the significance of victims wellbeing and assurance.”

Samoa govt appeal after police sergeant discharged without conviction in manslaughter case

Samoa Observer reported police sergeant Khamtahn Stanley and Ulugia Lomalasi Laufili pleaded guilty to a charge of causing injury to a 20-year-old male of Vaiusu who died days later.

In the Supreme Court on Thursday, private prosecutor Leinafo Taimalelagi-Strickland appealed the court's discretion to discharge the defendants without conviction.

She told the court, presided over by Justice Lesatele Rapi Va'ai, of the gravity of the offence and the advanced aggravating factors.

AFP Commissioner congratulates new Samoa counterpart

A statement from the AFP said Kershaw also reaffirmed the strong relationship between the two law enforcement agencies.

Last week Samoa Cabinet approved Commissioner Auapaau’s appointment from a list of seven highly qualified applicants.

Auapaau is a veteran law enforcer for 23 years.

His leadership resume includes managing District Operations in the Community complemented by his impressive performance to Command the Pacific Islands Police Contingent, (RAMSI) for four years in the Solomon Islands.

Complaints about RSE allegations

Speaking with Radio Polynesia, Deputy Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo said a man and a woman from Si'usega were being investigated by the Ministry of Police and Prisons over the claims.

Auapa'au said about 10 people have lodged complaints against this couple this week and police expect more complainants to come forward.

Auapa'au said people have paid thousands of tala for the RSE employment opportunities only to be told their trip has been postponed several times.

Samoa police to undergo drug tests

She said the ministry is in talks with anti-doping specialists to develop a drug testing regime.

Papali'i said they want to identify those officers using drugs and expel them from the force.

The move follows an internal investigation into 20 officers for alleged illicit drug use.

Three officers were to face the Internal Police Tribunal but two have opted to resign and one is challenging the findings of the investigation.

The other 17 officers were cleared and are back working.

Samoa Police issue 582 fines during lockdown

Chair of the National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC), Agafili Shem Leo said according to chart, majority of the fines were issued in the month of April.

He added that 389 official warnings were also issued by the Police throughout the same period.

During the lockdown hours from 10pm to 6am in the morning, only authorized vehicles and private vehicles for patients with dialysis were authorized to drive on the road.

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3 killed in crash involving Samoa Police vehicle

A fourth passenger on the truck remains in a critical condition.

Police said the POL.81 dyna truck crashed at Tiavi.

“We ask the public for your understanding whilst we are dealing with this tragic incident.”

“SPPCS will provide information in due time to answer any queries regarding this matter,” Police said in a statement.

The truck was reportedly delivering materials to a police post when the accident occurred.


Photo source TV1 Samoa


Samoa police to investigate allegations against CEO of tourism authority

TV1Samoa reports Assistant Police Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo confirmed they had received copies of letters from STA staff complaining of bullying tactics and the use of abusive strong language by the CEO towards them.

Staff also reported the alleged use of STA assets and staff to do personal work at his home.

A joint press release from the Minister of Tourism Toeolesulusulu Cedric Schuster and the Minister for Private Enterprises Leatinu'u Wayne So'oialo said they met with the board of the STA.

Samoa Police probe death of newborn baby

Acting Police Commissioner Leiataua Samuelu Afamasaga said the family of the deceased lodged a complaint to police, alleging that a near car accident resulted in the baby’s death.

Leiataua told Tala Fou that preliminary reports show that the baby was delivered at the family home at Lotofaga Safata.

According to the family statement to the police, they were on their way to take the newborn baby and the mother to the Poutasi District hospital when a vehicle dangerously overtook their car, forcing them to swerve off the road to avoid a collision.

Samoa Police appeal for information on missing 13-year old girl

The Ministry of Police, Prison & Corrections said Patolo has been missing since Tuesday evening.

Patolo was last seen wearing a pair of brown shorts and a brown jacket.

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