Regional co-operation and commitment is crucial in the changing nature of Pacific law enforcement.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu reiterated this while opening the Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation Design Reference Group Final meeting this morning.
The cooperation operates under the Pacific Island Chiefs of Police umbrella with the aim of increasing Pacific ownership of the capability development process, enhance regional policing cooperation, and better coordinate external providers to accurately meet Pacific law enforcement needs.
ACP Rusiate Tudravu says while the force have adopted international best practices it is also important to have the resources to implement it.
He adds the opportunity to have a specific police training program for the pacific will elevate policy in the region.
Also present was the Executive Director of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police Secretariat Superintendent Carl McLennan.
The two days meeting will focus on a number of issues facing police development programs in the Pacific.