Police train for event coordination

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The training was about working collaboratively and sharing skills  from all relevant agencies.

The training was about working collaboratively and sharing skills from all relevant agencies.

Police Officers with the Ministry of Police underwent a Command, Control and Coordination course (C3) delivered by instructors from the Australia Federal Police and the Cook Island Police. 

This is according to a press statement issued by the Ministry on Thursday last week. 

“This regional training brought together Samoa Police Services officers and representatives from our local stakeholder partners – Fire Emergency Services Authority and Disaster Management Office as well as police officers from the Tonga Police.”

The training was held over a period of eight days and concluded last week with the Commissioner of Police, Fuiavailiili Egon Keil, closing the training.  

Commissioner Fuiavailiili noted the importance of utilizing the skills and knowledge obtained in responding to any form of incident which requires collaborative efforts from relevant agencies. 

“Furthermore, the training provide guidance for officers to prepare and plan for events whether small or large scale in nature.

“The opportunity for S.P.S. members to be trained together with other officers encourages teamwork, team collaboration and fosters collective responding efforts. 

“This training was made possible with the ongoing support of the Samoa Australia Police Partnership.

“Congratulations to everyone who participated,” said the press statement.

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