Australia police share skills with Samoa

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STRATEGISING: Samoa’s Police Commissioner Fuiava Egon Keil and Commander Kates from the A.F.P. (third and second from left) with their respective teams.

STRATEGISING: Samoa’s Police Commissioner Fuiava Egon Keil and Commander Kates from the A.F.P. (third and second from left) with their respective teams.

The Australian Federal Police (A.F.P.) Commander, Amanda Kates, and her team visited the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre (P.T.C.C.C.) and Samoa-Australia Police Partnership (S.A.P.P.) members in the country.

This is part of the A.F.P.’s regular engagement strategy for the Pacific region.

A key part of the visit is to critically look at opportunities for the A.F.P. and partner agencies to address transnational crime in the region.

Commander Kates and her team managed to meet with Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who is also the Minister of Police, Australian government officials, the Commissioner and S.P.S. Senior Executive officers.

ADDRESSING THE POLICE: Australian Federal Police’s, Commander Kates addresses members of Samoa’s police force.
ADDRESSING THE POLICE: Australian Federal Police’s, Commander Kates addresses members of Samoa’s police force.

Commander Kates opened the S.P.S. /S.A.P.P. Basic Investigations Course which is an A.F.P. designed investigations programme for the Pacific. 

The S.A.P.P. sponsored members of the training unit and investigations division to travel to Canberra and custom fit the programme for the S.P.S. 

These S.P.S. officers undertaking the training will graduate in 10 days time.

The S.P.S. wishes to acknowledge the continuous assistance provided by the Australian Federal Police.

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