Samoa’s newly appointed Deputy Police Commissioner says he has been truly blessed, and gave special thanks to his church family at Vaimoso.
Deputy Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino, 49, says the appointment is a blessing from God for him, and paid special tribute to Reverand Amosa Reupena and the Vaimoso EFKS for their prayers and support.
Auapaau Logoitino Filipo is Samoa’s second Deputy Police Commissioner appointed by Cabinet to work alongside Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti who has been Samoa’s lone Deputy since May 2018.
Two Assistant Commissioners, a Deputy Commissioner and a Legal Advisor for the Ministry of Police were officially welcomed in a short and closed ceremony at the Police Headquaters last Friday.
Auapaau also thanked the Government for believing in him to become a Deputy Commissioner and says he is glad these important positions have been filled to support the Police Commissioner.
“Ou te faafetai i le Atua ua maua le avanoa e siitia ai le tulaga e auauna ai i le Matagaluega o Leoleo aemaise le Malo, faafetai i le Malo i le faatuatuaina o a’u ou te tauaveina lenei tofi, e le umi na’o le tolu tausaga”.
Auapaau says the Ministry has set goals and objectives in line with its long term Strategic Plan, and that would be his focus during his three year term.
“O lea ua se’e le sa o le matagaluega, ua atoa foi tulaga tofi e lagolagosua atu ai i le Alii Komesina. E faataua nisi o manulauti a le Matagaluega ua maea ona faataatia, ae maise le vaai mamao a le malo i le faatinoga o galuega faaleoleo.”
Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil said the appointments have come at the right time, given the added responsibilities recenty transferred to the Ministry.
“To have two Deputy Commissioners and two Assistants will lighten that burden”.