SPPCS – Core Policing Skills Training Successfully Concludes

Thursday, 27th June 2024 – Earlier today, the Core Policing Skills Training program concluded with an official closing ceremony, marking the end of a successful two-week course that commenced on 17th June 2024. This training was conducted by New Zealand Police trainers, Senior Sergeant Terry Laws and Senior Sergeant Daniel Macintosh, and aimed to equip the Samoa Police with essential theoretical knowledge and practical skills for operational effectiveness.

The closing ceremony commenced with a prayer by Inspector Lauina Maseiga and was attended by esteemed members of the Executive and Senior Management of the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS), including Assistant Commissioner Lauano Sue Schwalger of the New Zealand Police.

This comprehensive training program is designed to enable the Samoa Police officers to conduct themselves professionally and ethically, execute a core range of duties under broad guidance, and operate safely in accordance with applicable legislation and organizational policies and procedures. The training supports the overall mission and vision of the Samoa Police by enhancing the operational capabilities of its officers.

Senior Sergeant Terry Laws provided insightful feedback on the training, highlighting the progress and dedication of the participants. SPPCS Assistant Commissioner Papali’i Efo Peika Moalele delivered a motivating address, emphasizing the importance of the training for the participants’ professional development. She acknowledged the contributions of Assistant Commissioner Lauano and the New Zealand Police, and congratulated the officers on their accomplishments. AC Papali’i officially declared the ceremony closed, marking the successful completion of the training program.

This training initiative is a testament to the collaborative efforts between the Samoa Police and the New Zealand Police, aiming to bolster the skills and effectiveness of law enforcement personnel in Samoa. The officers who graduated from this program are now better equipped to contribute to the safety and security of the community, upholding the values and standards of the Samoa Police.