Samoa Police attends Pacific Crime Scene Investigation Training Program courtesy of the AFP

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This year, Samoa Police Prisons and Corrections Services participated in a Crime Scene Investigation training program supported by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
Developed to align with the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Pacific Forensic Working Group (PFWG) learning guide, the intensive two-week training program was delivered in Canberra Australia to Pacific forensic practitioners during a two-week period. It aimed to formalize and consolidate forensic training programs in the Pacific Islands.
The program provided a unique opportunity for Pacific forensic practitioners to gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of forensic investigations and sharpen their practical skills in a tailored environment.
From a crime scene to a courtroom, the course included theoretical components and a strong emphasis on practical application of systematic crime scene investigation.
In addition to building on and refining the skills and capabilities of participants, the training also provided an opportunity for members to form a peer network of Crime Scene Investigators who can mentor and support each other after the training is completed.
They successfully completed the two-week training program, gaining forensics skills as well as newly formed friendships and a strengthened commitment to police work.
The participants represented countries across the Pacific including Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Samoa.
SPPCS Members attended (Sergeant Leativalu Neemia & Corporal Peter Fuimaono).
Source: AFP