A woman has been appointed as the Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Superintendent Monalisa Tiai-Keti’s appointment was confirmed by the Samoa Police Service (S.P.S) in a social media post.
Supt. Monalisa joined the Police Service in 2004 as a young female Constable.
She is a former Samoa College student and a graduate of Waikato University, with a Bachelor in Social Science as well as from the University of Wollongong, NSW Australia with a Masters in Transnational Crime issues.
She has managed to climb her way through the ranks during her 13-year career within the S.P.S.
She is one of a few senior female officers appointed to this role to act as an Acting Assistant Commissioner of Police.
This is in line with the Ministry’s goal of gender equality and gender balance in the Policing working environment in an executive role.
She was also working in various sections of the Police including the C.I.D, H.R, Policy and Planning and the Transnational Crime Unit (T.C.U).
She is currently the Officer In charge of the Police Training Section and she has introduced changes to the training curriculum of the S.P.S.
Supt. Monalisa is married with three kids and she hails from the villages of Sapapalii, Vailuutai and Magiagi.
The Samoa Police Service wishes to congratulate Supt Monalisa on her appointment and the best of luck for the future.