Fiji Police Pathologist Shares Death Investigation and Forensic Knowledge with Samoa


The head of the Fiji Police Force Forensics Pathology Unit recently completed a series of meetings with senior Samoa law enforcement officials on the development of medicolegal and death investigation for the improvement of forensic science services.

The meetings were facilitated by Fiji Police Pathologist, Dr James Kalougivaki, who met with senior members of the Samoa Police, Prisons & Corrections Services (SPPCS) and the Samoa Justice system.

Dr Kalougivaki said Fiji is committed to a mutually beneficial process of shared learnings with Pacific Island law enforcement agencies.

He also discussed areas related to COVID-19 body management and assisted in the conduct of post mortem examinations of pending Police cases.

Commissioner, Brigadier General Sitiveni Qiliho, said Fiji Police are always keen to explore ways to strengthen cooperation and exchanges with our partners in the Pacific region.

Brigadier General Qiliho says Fiji is committed to working with member Pacific Island Chiefs of Police, to enhance people to people exchange programs in specialised fields.

Samoa’s Acting Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti, expressed Samoa’s gratitude for the opportunity to share experiences and exchange knowledge with Fiji’s Police force.