PICP.Secretariat@police.govt.nz or or Call: +64 (04) 470 7346

Pacific Community for Law
Enforcement Cooperation(PCLEC)

Coordinating Capability Development
for PICP Member Countries

The Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation (PCLEC) is a regional delivery mechanism that supports capability development in law enforcement priority areas as directed by the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP).  
Capabilities are developed via a ‘by the Pacific, for the Pacific’ approach.

PCLEC’s goal is to become the coordination and capability development mechanism of choice for Pacific Police Organisations and their external partners. PCLEC is currently working towards three critical outcomes:

> That Pacific police lead the design and delivery of operational engagement and the development of capabilities that its member organisations need.
> That external partners deliver their capability development support in coordination with PCLEC to ensure that all support provided is coherent and meets the needs of Pacific police.
> That the PICP and its member Pacific police organisations manage and administer PCLEC. The AFP has supported the establishment of the PCLEC delivery coordination team which consists of AFP members, National Coordinators appointed by their Chiefs and Seconded Pacific Police Officers.

Contact PCLEC@afp.gov.au for General Enquiries

PICP Programmes

Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP)

Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) aims to increase cyber safety awareness in vulnerable Pacific communities and upskill Pacific police in Cybercrime Investigations skills.  Cyber capabilities are built via a ‘by the Pacific, for the Pacific’ approach.

CSP delivers activities to Pacific police partners in the areas of:
> Cyber Safety Awareness and Education
> Cybercrime Investigations Skills Training
> Support for Cybercrime Legislation and Policy Development

CSP is managed and delivered by the Australian Federal Police (AFP), in conjunction with Pacific police organisations and strategic delivery partners.  In addition to facilitating the delivery of cyber capability initiatives, CSP also provides a regional cyber point of coordination for Pacific policing.

Website: www.cybersafetypasifika.org
Contact: Cyber-Safety-Pasifika@afp.gov.au

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Gender and Family Harm (GFH)

Gender and Family Harm is widely recognised as a risk to human security and a potential destabilising factor for communities and societies alike. It remains pervasive across the Pacific, and as it is still considered a sensitive issue in most Pacific cultures, its prevalence often goes underreported.

The PICP Gender and Family Harm strategy is currently in review.
Contact: picp.secretariat@police.govt.nz

Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN)

The Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN), established in 2002, provides an inter-connected, proactive criminal intelligence and investigative capability to combat transnational crime in the Pacific.

The PTCN comprises: the Pacific Transnational Crime Coordination Centre (PTCCC) in Samoa; and 28 Transnational Crime Units (TCUs) based in 20 Pacific Island Countries.

The PTCN is overseen and guided by the PICP Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and is supported by the Australian Federal Police, New Zealand Police and the United States Joint Interagency Task Force West.

PTCN Secretariat: PTCN@afp.gov.au
PTCCC: ptccc@ptccc.ws

Pacific Forensic Working Group (PFWG)

The role of the Pacific Forensic Working Group (PFWG) is to enhance sustainable police forensic capability by identifying and implementing sustainable forensic capacity building activities for the Pacific region.

The PFWG membership consists of forensics representative’s from 16 PICP countries including Australia and New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

The Chair of PFWG is a member of the PICP Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and is currently held by Guam Police Department. PFWG meets annually to share information on forensic training and knowledge in the Pacific.

Contact: IC-PPDPR-Strategic-Partnerships@afp.gov.au

Pacific Police Training Advisory Group (PPTAG)

Operating under the theme ‘By the Pacific, For the Pacific’ the primary objective of the Pacific Police Training Advisory Group (PPTAG) is to promote the active engagement of Pacific Police in the design, development and delivery of Police training.

The PPTAG facilitates the development of common approaches and standards in training, whilst recognising that each organisation has its own needs.

PPTAG meets biannually to discuss recent progress and developments in training, as well as to highlight the outstanding training needs and challenges that exist across the region.

Contact: IC-PPDPR-Strategic-Partnerships@afp.gov.au

Operational Policing Programme (OPP)

The Pacific Island Operational Policing Programme (OPP) is a four year programme that works with the police services in the Cook Islands, Niue, Kiribati, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Samoa under the overarching theme of prevention.

The overall goal of the programme is to support these police services to have a prevention focussed strategic direction to reduce harm and increase community trust and confidence. The focus is to prevent crime before it happens, and keep communities safe.

The programme is led by New Zealand Police.

Contact: picp.secretariat@police.govt.nz

Women’s Advisory Network (WAN)

Through friendship, respect and collaboration, the PICP Women’s Advisory Network supports the advancement of gender equity in Pacific police services.

The Chiefs and their WANs connect through the fundamental and shared understanding that if we make policing better for women, we make policing better.

Under the WAN Strategic Direction 2020-2024 the WAN commits to supporting the Chiefs’ collective vision of ‘Our Blue Pacific: Safer together’ through its mission ‘to strengthen policing across our Blue Pacific through the equal and full participation of women’.

It will achieve this through three pillars:
> Empowering a network of women;
> Strengthening productive partnerships between Chiefs and    their WAN; and
> Advancing and reforming Pacific policing for women, with    women.

Register to attend WAN Annual Meeting 2024

Contact: PICP.Secretariat@police.govt.nz

Road Safe Pacific (RSP)

The PICP has an endorsed Road Policing Programme. Road Safe Pacific is a network of Road Policing Leaders from across the Pacific with the primary objective to support and further develop Road Policing and build capability across the Pacific.

Our Mission is: “Reduce Road Trauma in the Pacific”.

Road Safe Pacific is action based and looks to support activity and identify what can be achieved regionally and domestically to make “Our Blue Pacific: Safer Together”. For further information on RSP please contact the Secretariat  at PICP.Secretariat@police.govt.nz

Watch PICP Road Safety Christmas Message 2020 (YouTube)
Contact: picp.secretariat@police.govt.nz

We work to enhance investigations capability to address
the highest regional crime priorities.

We work to share information and resources faster and more effectively
to better fight crime and respond to emergencies.

We work to identify leadership development opportunities
and improve succession planning.

Ensuring we have a strong workforce in every jurisdiction and sufficient resources
is critical to enable effective policing.