Police ready for polling day

More than 400 Police officers will monitor the elections throughout the country tomorrow, in an effort to ensure a peaceful polling day. 

This means there will be police officers at more than 300 polling booths in Upolu, Savai’i, Apolima and Manono.

This was confirmed by the media officer for the Ministry of Police, Su’a Muliaga Tiumalu, yesterday.

“Our overall goal is to make sure our people enjoy a peaceful election,” he told the Samoa Observer.

 “We’ve just had a briefing and everyone has been allocated to different booths.”

The officers working in Savai’i are scheduled to leave for the big island this morning.

On top of officers at the polling booths, there will also be Police officers manning the stations and outposts throughout the country.

“We’ve got all areas covered,” he said.

“While we want a peaceful election, there will be some instances where officers will be needed and we are prepared for that.”

Su’a said their message to the public is quite simple.

“Let’s all work together to achieve a successful election,” he said. “We all have a role to play in ensuring the safety of our communities and making sure all is well on that day.” 

Su’a said they are working with village councils to ensure that the election process is smooth.

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