The Acting Police Commissioner, Peter Marshall, together with an Inspector from the SIPF left last week for the 37th Annual Chief of Police Conference in Western Samoa.

Twenty other Pacific Police Commissioners will also be attending the meeting in Western Samoa.

Mr. Peter Marshall said that this very important conference will allow the Pacific Island Police Heads to discuss pressing issues regarding the Police work in the Pacific.

Also in discussion are joint trainings offered for other Pacific countries and the Solomon Islands Police Force, trend of transnational crime in the Pacific and the intelligence support service.

"It is important that the Pacific Commissioners share the knowledge and issues of concern with their counterparts," says Commissioner Marshall.

Due to Peter Marshall's absence, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Siapu was sworn in as the Acting Police Commissioner last week by His Excellency the Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena.

Mr. Siapu will be the Acting Police Commissioner until Monday, 8th of September when Peter Marshall returns.