Samoa Police

Seven Samoa Police, Prison and Corrections officers receive promotion

  Leiataua Samuelu Afamasaga has been promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Prisons and Corrections.

Motunuu Mikaele Teofilo is now the Director of Programme and Development.

Taualai Luuga is the new Principal Internal Investigator while Lomitusi Maifea and Salauseu Keneti Teo are the senior programme officers.

Teiula Aukusitono and Howard Masoe have been promoted to Programme Officers.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil stressed the importance of abiding by the law and policies in his keynote address at the swearing in ceremony recently.

Samoa Police liaises with business owners to ensure road safety

Commissioner Fuiavailiili Egon Keil and Executive met with business owners and representatives of major local businesses to discuss road safety measures relating to Heavy Duty vehicles, yesterday.

Since February of this year, SPPCS has met with owners of taxi companies and buses to address similar road safety measures in an effort to curb unsafe behaviours of drivers and the risks they pose to people especially pedestrians.

The Commissioner highlighted the need to work together to ensure safety on roads.  

More women join Samoa Police

A total of 280 women officers are currently employed by the national force.

Deputy Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti said the number has more than doubled in the past 5 years since Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil had taken over in 2016.

She made the comment at the International Women’s Day event held by the Samoa Police Women’s Advisory Network in collaboration with the Samoa Australia Police Partnership earlier this week.

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.


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”.