Samoa Police Completes Close Personal Protection Training Ahead of CHOGM

In preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services recently concluded another successful Close Personal Protection (CPP) training session. The two-week intensive program aimed to equip officers with specialized skills necessary for ensuring the safety and security of dignitaries and high-profile individuals during the prestigious event.

The recently concluded class, which wrapped up on May 10, 2024, marked another milestone in Samoa’s efforts to bolster its security apparatus ahead of CHOGM. The training covered a comprehensive range of topics including threat assessment, defensive tactics, emergency response procedures, and tactical communication.

Participants underwent rigorous physical and mental exercises, simulating real-life scenarios to enhance their decision-making abilities under pressure. The CPP training emphasized the importance of vigilance, adaptability, and professionalism in safeguarding VIPs in dynamic environments.

Given the significance of CHOGM as a high-profile international summit, Samoa’s commitment to ensuring a secure environment underscores the nation’s dedication to hosting a successful and safe event. The CPP training not only enhances the capabilities of law enforcement personnel but also reinforces Samoa’s reputation as a responsible and capable host for such gatherings.

With the conclusion of another successful CPP training session, Samoa stands ready to deploy its highly trained personnel to safeguard the CHOGM proceedings, contributing to the overall success of the event and ensuring the safety of all participants.