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PICP SECRETARIAT TEAM

The PICP Secretariat is hosted by New Zealand Police at Police National Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.  
It operates on behalf of all 22 members of the PICP by: Representing and promoting the PICP’s interests at regional and international forums; Delivering the annual PICP conference where members discuss regional policing challenges and collectively make decisions in relation to the strategic direction of the PICP; Supporting capacity development activities for future leaders of Pacific police services through the delivery of secondment and exchange programmes;Supporting the Executive Leadership Team and other Chiefs to deliver on a PICP vision of “Our Blue Pacific: Safer Together” and Supporting the delivery of PICP-mandated programmes.

Nicholas (Nic) Brown
Executive Director

Greetings, my name is Nicholas (Nic) Brown. I have been in the New Zealand Police for 29+ years and have worked in various roles including the Frontline, Training, Intelligence, Road Policing and National Operations. A strength I have is the ability to build enduring partnerships that focus on achieving shared outcomes. With nearly 30 years’ service I have had some interesting experiences, but career highlights must include, working on internationally significant events such as the 2011 Rugby World Cup and Gallipoli Commemorations in Turkey.  I have also significant experience in working on emergency operations including the Pike River Mining disaster, Christchurch Earthquake Reassurance Operation, the Kaikoura Earthquake response, and the Police response to the Terrorist Attack in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. I have a master’s degree in Public Management and belong to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Institute of Public Administration, and the New Zealand Institute of Directors. In my downtime I enjoy fishing and boating with my wife of 27 years and my 3 adult sons

Julian Bianco
Executive Coordinator

Julian is seconded to the PICP Secretariat from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) where he has spent the past 25 years in a range of operational policing roles domestically and internationally. He has most recently been the responsible Detective for the Transnational Serious and Organised Crime (TSOC) Joint Task Forces in Melbourne, working alongside International, Commonwealth and State law enforcement partners. Between 2019 to 2021 Julian was the AFP’s Senior Officer at the Australian High Commission in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  This role saw Julian partnering with Pacific law enforcement partners and the Pacific Transnational Crime Network to combat TSOC in the Pacific. For his service in PNG, Julian was awarded the Commissioner's Medal for Conspicuous Conduct in recognition of his sustained professionalism, commitment, and excellence in the pursuit of the AFP’s offshore efforts in combatting transnational, serious and organised crime. Julian has also served in the Solomon Islands, East Timor and Indonesia. Julian holds a Master’s Degree in International Development and his interests include hiking, mountain biking and travelling to experience other cultures.

Jil Blyth
Strategic Advisor

Jil is an Australian New Zealander who spent her formative years in Fiji. She has re-joined the PICP Secretariat (previously 2019 -2021) to work on new strategic plan and to coordinate and assist with the Women’s Advisory Network and the Gender and Family Harm programme.  
She has worked for New Zealand Police for 7 years, most recently for the National Intelligence Centre as manager of Te Whakaara | Open Source Hub.  In that role she was awarded the Director of National Intelligence’s Challenge Coin for multi-agency partnership excellence.  She is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Intelligence Professionals (NZIIP) and the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers (AIPIO).
Jil holds a Master’s Degree in International Security and enjoys time with her family, history research, and being outdoors.

Salote Talagi
Performance, Planning
and Policy Advisor

Salote is a proud Niuean who joins us from NZ Police. During her time in NZ Police she worked as an advisor in the Ministerial and International Service Groups (ISG), where she gained an extensive knowledge of NZ Police’s activities in the Pacific region. Most recently, she developed the design of NZ Police’s first bilateral policing programmes with Tonga Police and the Vanuatu Police Force. In 2015 she received an MA in Political Science, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, International Relations and Political Science from Victoria University of Wellington. Her interests include the security, development and politics of the Pacific Region.

Mary Donohue
Executive Support

Mary has been in the PICP Secretariat since June 2022. In her 15 years with Police Mary has worked for a number of groups including the Police National Dive Squad, Response and Operations and the National Prevention Centre. She has also assisted with the Police logistical response to a number of major operations including the Christchurch Mosque shootings and the Whakaari / White Island disaster. Mary holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University and in her spare time is a keen runner and sports fan.

Enoka Feterika
Cyber Security Specialist

Enoka is a New Zealand Police Cyber Security Specialist based in the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Secretariat, providing technical support to the Cyber Safety Pasifika (CSP) Programme, which is led by the Australia Federal Police. He is a New Zealander of Samoan/Chinese heritage and is fluent in Samoan. He has spent the past four years working as a Digital Forensics Analyst with the Digital Forensic Unit in the High Tech Crime Group within NZ Police. Enoka holds an international certification and is recognised as a Computer Forensics Certification Examiner (CFCE) which was completed from the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialist (IACIS). He is a big Hurricanes and All Blacks rugby Supporter.

Betty Tagini
Seconded Pacific Officer

Betty is a Detective Inspector for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), working as an Officer In-charge of Serious Crime Unit within the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) at Rove Police Headquarters, in Honiara.
 
Betty has diligently and passionately served the RSIPF for the past 23 years. After graduating from the Police Academy in 2001, she was attached to various departments within the RSIPF and in 2005, she commenced her journey in investigations, the field of policing that she is really passionate about.
 
Betty has completed broad in-service training including Detective Qualifying Course, Prosecutors Qualifying Course, management and leadership courses and most recently Betty attended the Pacific Women in Leadership program in Sydney in 2022 at the Australian Institute of Police Management.
 
Gradually Betty has paved her way into leadership roles by building a strong foundation based on the three Ds, "DISCIPLINE, DETERMINATION and DEDICATION” towards work and life.
 
Betty is the first female RSIPF Officer to be posted to the Secretariat, which she’s sees as an important next phase of her leadership journey.

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.