Seconded Pacific Officer (SPO) Programme

The PICP Secondment programme was established following the 32nd Annual PICP Conference in 2003, where members agreed that the PICP Secretariat would be strengthened and invigorated to meet the objectives of the PICP Strategic Plan by hosting secondments of Pacific police service members.

Current focus of the programme is on matching opportunities with expertise and skill development needs of the individual and their police service.  Participants – referred to as Seconded Pacific Officers (SPOs) – are drawn from all PICP member countries (excluding NZ and Australia) and complete a 6-7 month attachment to the PICP Secretariat office at NZ Police National Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.

Expressions of interest in the SPO programme are called for around October-November each year, with secondments starting around March-April the following year.

PICP Secretariat Executive Director Waata Shepherd with 2016 secondees Ansiela Ioane (Kiribati), Karine Vincent (French Polynesia) and Anamalia Aho (Tonga).

Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Exchange Programme

The PICP WAN Exchange programme offers short-term development opportunities to both sworn and unsworn women from Pacific police services.  The programme aims to enhance the careers of women in Pacific policing by:

  1. Providing an opportunity to work alongside police officers in another Pacific jurisdiction;
  2. Providing an opportunity to research initiatives adopted by other Pacific police services, in particular on issues affecting women in Pacific policing; and
  3. Promoting the sharing of knowledge and networking with fellow PICP WAN members to strengthen the bond and support for women in Pacific policing.

Expressions of interest are currently being sought for the 2017 exchange programme.  More >>