More than 40 new Police recruits takes oath of office


Forty four new Police Officers were sworn in today at the District Court following four months of rigorous training and assessments.

This was confirmed in a statement indicating that 33 of them are female and eleven male.

Assistant Commissioner Muliagatele Lorraine Lees and Officer In Charge of Training Superintendent Malu Talo with his staff were among those present to witness the swearing-in of these women and men as they start their Police careers.

The oath of office was administered by District Court Judge Mata’utia Leota Raymond Schuster. His honours offered words of encouragement and reminded the Officers of the importance of their sworn oath.

“This oath symbolizes your commitment to serving and protecting the people of Samoa. It is a sign of your dedication to law and justice. You must remember this day and the oath you took for the rest of your lives.”

He also pointed out to the Recruiting Officers that they must serve the public and should use their power responsibly.

They should always remember their oath and never forget their responsibility to maintain law and order. He urged them to be honest and honourable in their duties.

District Court Judge Matautia Leota Raymond Shuster congratulated the forty-four recruit officers for making it to the end of their training.

The newly recruited officers will graduate on Thursday, 13 July 2023. The ceremony will be held at EFKS Tupulaga Hall in Mulinu’u.