Samoa Police

Samoa suspends sale of firearms and ammo ahead of vote

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil, issued the order to businesses which are licensed to import and sell firearms.

His letter was sent out last week and the temporary ban comes into force today.

It's the first general election in Samoa for which such safety measures are put in place.

On election day, a ban on the sale of alcohol will also be imposed.

     

Samoa Police officers reminded to sustain trust of the public

“Remember do not abuse this power, you are a public servant, act like one, look like one, respect the law and our policies. Quality is what we’re looking for, we’re not looking for numbers so we can build our good image of professionalism in MPPC”

Commissioner Afioga made the following statement in his keynote address at the Ministry of Police, Prison & Corrections promotion ceremony that was held at Tanoa Tusitala Hotel recently.

He also emphasized the role of Police in performing duties to the highest standard.

Esau Luamanuvae promoted to Police Inspector after 32 years of service

The 53-year-old said the experience has been quite a journey.

Esau was rewarded at the Honours ceremony at Tanoa Tusitala, last Friday.

He said the promotion is a reminder that there is always room to strive for the best, and no limit to grabbing opportunities such as this one.

“I will continue to work even harder for the Ministry of Police and Prisons; and God willing I’ll be serving for another 30 years!” he said.

     

198 illegal firearms handed in as Gun Amnesty ends in Samoa

Overall, 78 rifles, 73 shotguns, 33 pistols, 12 big bores and 2 air rifles were handed in by the public in an incentivised programme where each weapon handed in was rewarded with a $100 tala strictly-food-only voucher – not to be redeemed for alcohol or cigarettes.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil said it was a successful operation and the key objective was to remove illegal weapons and unlicensed firearms from within communities and the streets.

Samoa’s Justice Vui raises concerns about Police interview procedures

The matter was highlighted after a heavily pregnant woman who was allegedly beaten by her partner collapsed at the police station.

Police officers took the woman from the hospital to the police headquarters to record her statement.

On the 5th day of trial last Friday morning, Court proceedings focused on defendant, whose mother had placed the 911 call to Police on the night of December 26th, seeking help for her daughter who was allegedly being beaten by her partner.

The woman is eight months pregnant.

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.

FAASILASILAGA TAUA: O SE TAMĀ O LO’O TAU SAILIA.

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.