Samoa Police Welcomes 41 New Officers into the Force 

"Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy. These principles, stressed by the Minister of Police.."


Friday, 14 June 2024 Apia Samoa.  The Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) is proud to announce the addition of 41 new police officers to its ranks.

Women continue to dominate recruitment of Samoa Police officers in the past two years with this latest group comprising 21 females and 20 males.

They have successfully completed a vigorous Samoa Police Basic Recruit Course and were officially sworn in last month on the 27th of May 2024 with their graduation ceremony taking place today, 14 June marking the culmination of 17 weeks of rigorous training and dedication.

Family and friends of the graduates filled the venue, to help celebrate.

Rev Gaolo Elisara, Hon Faualo Harry Jeffrey Schuster, Deputy Commissioner Lafaitele Herbert Aati

Rev. Gaolo Elisara, who was a former Manu Samoa 7s representative, delivered a prayer and Biblical word of encouragement for the new recruits and set a reverent tone for the ceremony.

Samoa’s Minister of Police, Faualo Harryi Jeffrey Schuster, addressed the new officers with words of wisdom and encouragement.

In his speech, he reminded the graduates of the importance of their oath and emphasized that their work should always be guided by the I-C-A-R-E values: Integrity, Courage, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy. These principles, stressed the Minister, are the cornerstone of effective and honorable police work.


Deputy Commissioner Lafaitele Herbert Aati provided a comprehensive report onii I i the performance and journey of the new officers throughout their 17-week course. Hae commended their dedication, resilience, and the significant progress they have made.

The atmosphere was electric with support and pride as family members cheered for their loved ones. Several graduates were recognized for their exceptional achievements during the course.

Constable Tanai Eteuati was honored with the Top Student Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement.

• Constable Rex Ofisa Ioelu Memea received the Students’ Choice Award.

• Constable Milton Tuaa Uelese was awarded the Most Discipline Award.

• Constable Vai Sealiitu Loccocca Aisoli took home the Best All Rounder Award.

These awards highlight the exemplary performance and dedication of these officers, setting a high standard for their peers.

“The SPPCS is confident that these new officers will serve the community with honor, integrity, and a commitment to justice..

“Their addition to the force strengthens the SPPCS’s capability to maintain peace, order, and safety in Samoa.”