It’s been a month since the Samoa Police, Prison and Corrections Services held its promotional ceremony with more than fifty (50) sworn officers promoted to new ranks. In essence, with these officers promoted, there come greater responsibilities.
More than ten (10) officers, some of these newly promoted commissioned officers, took part in a Field Phase Program for Basic Recruit Course.
A program designed to ensure newly recruited officers/ probationary officers are well mentored and guided through their time in the different fields.
Acting Commissioner for National Operation Muliagatele Lorraine Lees stressed the significance of this training program.
“This is how we develop our recruits. There are many ladders the recruits have to climb at each level, which is where our work as mentors comes in. Training is one part of your role. Your contribution throughout these levels is to develop them to become professional officers”.
The program consisted of group activities and open discussions from the participants, noting deliberating on ways to improve and develop SPPCS’s capabilities of the recruits.
The one-day Field Phase Program for Basic Recruit Course was facilitated and conducted by Samoa Australia Police Partnership (SAPP) Advisor Kasanita Seruvatu.