Our Blue Pacific: Safer Together
The Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police are invested in key areas to improve policing and police outcomes across the region.
The Chiefs are committed to addressing the following five strategic goals through the PICP programmes.
1. Share and coordinate information and resources
2. Influence to build policing
3. Strengthen operational policing
4. Enable and support operational policing
5. Grow our leadership
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).
PCLEC’s goal is to become the coordination and capability development mechanism of choice for Pacific Police Organisations and their external partners. PICP has set an 8 year timeframe from 2020 to achieve 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.
Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) aims to increase cyber safety awareness in vulnerable Pacific communities and up skill Pacific Police on Cybercrime Investigations Skills.
CSP delivers activities to Pacific Police Partners in the areas of:
> Cyber Safety Awareness and Education
> Cybercrime Investigations Skills Training
> Cybercrime Legislation and Policy development
CSP is delivered by the Australian Federal Police (AFP).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 2023
Road Safe Pacific is a network of Road Policing Leaders from across the Pacific with the primary objective to support and develop Road Safety Plans and build capability across the Pacific.
PICP are working in partnership with the Global Road Safety Partnership (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies) to develop this programme of work and held a workshop in late 2019 for the Pacific Island Road Policing/Traffic Leads to support the development of those plans.
The future Road Policing collective will be action based and will look to support activity and identify what can be achieved domestically and where support can be given. It is envisaged that these forums will also support the Road policing component of any existing Prevention Operations Models (POMS) or strategies through the development of action plans.
Watch PICP Road Safety Christmas Message 2020 (YouTube)
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.
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