05 November 2020, Apia Samoa. The Samoa Police Service has been made stronger through the addition of 1 Inspector, 1 Sergeant, 1 Senior Sergeant, and 3 Corporals.
Certificates were presented at a small private ceremony held at the Samoa Police Headquarters yesterday morning to honor the promotion of six officers.
Asuao Junior Vaalotu becomes an Inspector, Nanai Anae Vani Vai is promoted to Senior Sergeant and Lijay Solofa is promoted to Sergeant while Albert Visesio, Tasesa Auelua and Falevia Sasagi become Corporals. Ms Falevia Sasagi was the only female amongst the group.
Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil says all six officers had to endure a vigorous process of testing in order to qualify for the promotions.
“These sworn members have taken and passed a written examination; and they have been thoroughly reviewed by an interview panel consisting of two police members of higher ranks and an independent;
“Their work history experience and knowledge from previous training were also considered,” said Su’a.
Further to the stringent requirements, the Police Commissioner adds that the promoted officers are placed on a 2 year probationary period in their new roles.
“We are excited for them and expect them to be leaders whereever they will be assigned”.