Conclusion of the 2024 Pacific Forensic Working Group Conference in Apia, Samoa

Apia, Samoa – April 11, 2024 – The 2024 Pacific Forensic Working Group (PFWG) Conference concluded today in Apia, Samoa, marking a significant milestone in advancing forensic capabilities across the Pacific region. Hosted by the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services, the event saw the participation of Deputy Commissioner Papali’i Monalisa Tia’i-Keti and distinguished members of the Samoa Police Executive.
DC Papali’i expressed heartfelt appreciation to all attendees for their unwavering commitment to the development of forensic capabilities in the Pacific. She underscored the importance of fostering strong networks with police organizations throughout the region, emphasizing collaboration as a cornerstone for enhancing safety and security in the Blue Pacific.
Acknowledging the pivotal role of the Australian Federal Police, DC Papali’i extended gratitude for their facilitation of the conference and for selecting Samoa as the host destination. The event not only provided a platform for knowledge exchange but also highlighted Samoa’s dedication to advancing forensic expertise in the Pacific.
Superintendent Tagaloa Tipasa Matamu, Chairperson of the Pacific Forensic Working Group, extended warm appreciation to all conference participants for their valuable insights and contributions. As a gesture of gratitude, Superintendent Matamu presented each attendee with a small token of appreciation, symbolizing the collective effort towards strengthening forensic capabilities in the region.
With the official closure of the Pacific Forensic Working Group conference by DC Papali’i, the momentum for sustainable forensic capabilities in the Pacific continues to thrive. The commitment of all stakeholders reaffirms the shared goal of building a safer and more secure Blue Pacific.