Police officers graduate in defensive driving

The Samoa Police Service has announced their 20th class for the Police defensive driving course, which was officially closed recently by Police Commissioner, Fuiavaili’ili Egon Keil. 

This is according to a statement released by the Samoa Police Service recently, which said eight police officers and one civilian officer graduated after two-weeks of intensive training.

“The aim is of the training is to reduce risk of traffic related accidents involving police vehicles.

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“It also ensures that officers driving police vehicles adhere to road rules and apply a variety of specific driving techniques,” it read.

As per Samoa Police Service policy, in order for a staff to drive any of their vehicles, its members must hold a valid driver’s license and undertake and pass the mandatory defensive driving course. 

Fuiavaili’ili congratulated and encouraged the members to use the knowledge they received from the trainings and to properly use and account for Samoa Police Service resources.

To date, a total of 134 officers have completed the defensive driving course. 

The defensive driving course was run by the Samoa Police Service training unit, and is set inline with Australian Fitness to Drive and Australian and Samoan road safety standards – which covers driver trainings for 4-Wheel-Drive light vehicles as well as on-road competencies in assessing heavy vehicles.

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