• SPPCS have said farewell to outgoing Australian High Commissioner Sara Moriarty, thanking her for her support of the police and Samoa Police Women Advisory Network (SPWAN) over the last 3.5 years.
        Her Excellency’s first official event was the Samoa Police International Women’s Day event. DC Tiai-Keti presented Her Excellency with a gift on behalf of the SPWAN and paid tribute to her support, highlighting the importance of seeing women in leadership positions to inspire Police women to achieve their career goals.
        Her Excellency commended the Commissioner and the Senior Executive for their commitment to equity and promotion of women throughout the service. Highlighting the progress she said: “I understand that female recruits for 2020 and 2021 have outnumbered male recruits, the gender balance across the service has improved and the number of women who sit at this table and played important leadership roles during the recent election is something that other national police services should aspire to”.
        Her Excellency highlighted the outstanding work of the SPPCS during her tenure and her thanks for the important partnership the SPPCS have with the Australian Federal Police (AFP) through the Samoa Australian Police Partnership and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through the Samoa Australia Defence Cooperation Program which are both valuable partnerships for Australia.