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The Department of Public Safety volleyball team after winning the Shield during their match last week at the American Samoa Volleyball Association’s 2021 Volleyball Tournament which is currently underway until the end of the year. [courtesy photo]
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Gov. Lemanu Peleti Palepoi Sialega Mauga has proclaimed May 17th to June 14th as the “Click it or Ticket” enforcement mobilization in American Samoa and urged all residents to “always wear seat belts when driving or riding on our roadways.” According to data collected,...
New Warden Commander Falana’ipupu Taase Sagapolutele and the new Chief of Police, Major Pouu’amea Tuaolo-Supapo
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several senior police officers within the Department of the Public Safety (DPS) have voiced their concern and disappointment over recent personnel changes within the department — namely, the appointments of Major Poua’amea Tuaolo-Supapo as the new Chief of Police and...
Gov. Lolo has publicly acknowledged ‘through his appeal to the churches for help with drug problems ’ (tn 6/5/20) the long standing existence or presence of illegal drugs in American Samoa. He has also acknowledged that his top heavy Drug and Alcohol task force and government ie; Dpt. Public Safety...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson (right) and two other Public Safety officials
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson and two other Public Safety officials appeared Wednesday morning for about 15-minutes for the Dept. of Public Safety’s FY 2020 budget hearing before the Fono Joint Budget Committee. Among the handful of issues raised during the...
[l-r] Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson, Commander of the US Army 9th Mission Support Command; Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, who is the acting governor; and Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday between the Army Reserve and DPS, for the Dept. of Public Safety’s use of the Army’s Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR), the indoor shooting range that was dedicated last Friday. The MOU outlines responsibilities of both...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga cutting the ribbon
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A historic building in American Samoa housing the police has been dedicated and blessed after a major renovation and restoration project. The central police station in Fagatogo once served as the barracks for a local security force know as the Fitafita Guard, during an...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea wants Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell to get a 'concrete idea' of the process involved in getting police reports ready and submitted in a timely manner. Judge Patea alluded that the information is stuck in a kind of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a case involving a substantial amount of cash that was uncovered during a routine inspection of a vessel that is based in American Samoa but was returning from a quick run to independent Samoa last week Wednesday....
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent cases involving the alleged sexual harassment of two female cops by a pair of senior DPS officers is moving up to the next level, as the matter has now reached the   Office of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Honolulu. Samoa News...

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