SPPCS: 41 New Officers Sworn In After Completing Basic Recruit Course

Samoa, May 27th 2024 – The Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) proudly announce the successful completion of the 16-week Basic Recruit Course (BRC) by 41 new recruits, who were officially sworn in as police officers in a ceremony held this morning. This new cohort is comprised of 21 female and 20 male officers, reflecting the department’s commitment to gender diversity and inclusivity.

The ceremony marks the culmination of rigorous training and the beginning of their journey in serving and protecting the people of Samoa. The newly appointed officers are now fully equipped to undertake their duties with dedication and professionalism.

Judge Talasa Lumepa Atoa Sa’aga officiated the swearing-in ceremony, offering words of encouragement and advice to the new officers. In her address, Judge Sa’aga emphasized the challenges of a policing career, highlighting the need for strength not just physically, but also mentally and spiritually. She urged the officers to execute their duties without fear and to serve their country with courage and integrity.

“We need officers who are strong in every aspect—physically, mentally, and spiritually. Do not be afraid to execute your duty,” Judge Sa’aga advised. “Serve with courage and integrity, and you will make a positive impact on our community.”

The Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services extends its best wishes to the newly sworn officers as they embark on their careers. Their commitment and dedication will be invaluable in maintaining the safety and security of our nation.