Community Engagement Unit (CEU) at the Ministry Women, Community & Social Development (MWCSD).

Earlier today Monday, 4th March 2024, Inspector Tologata Misieleota Tamaleaoa, of the Community Engagement Unit, delivered a compelling presentation on law enforcement and preparedness for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) conference. The presentation took place during the Ministry of Women, Community & Social Development’s (MWCSD) annual meeting with representatives from various villages, including Pulenu’u, Sui Tamaitai, and Sui o le Malo, in the Upolu district.
Inspector Tamaleaoa’s presentation focused on several key issues, including the illicit drug trade, the sale of alcohol to individuals under 21 years of age, public drinking, firearm registration, and dog registration. These topics were selected to address concerns relevant to the daily lives of villagers. Additionally, detailed information regarding the fines and penalties associated with these crimes was provided.
The attendees actively engaged with the presentation, posing questions and expressing interest in further awareness programs conducted by the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services within their communities. Inspector Tamaleaoa underscored the significance of collaboration in ensuring the safety of all CHOGM participants, scheduled to convene in Samoa in October of the same year. He urged the villages to unite with the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services in collective efforts toward creating a safer environment for the upcoming event and beyond, emphasizing the importance of working together for the greater good of Samoa.
“Working together for a safer and secure Samoa.”