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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...
Traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Retired associated judge, and traditional leader, Lefiti Falelaulii Pese, is American Samoa’s new Police Commissioner, after being confirmed by the Senate yesterday, while the House handed down its approval earlier this week. The Senate vote followed Lefiti’s...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The fono took an unusual step for voting a Governor’s nominee this week when the House of Representatives approved acting Police Commissioner Lefiti Falelaulii Pese by a public show of hands instead of a secret ballot. The vote was 17-0. Lefiti appeared before the House...
Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Governor Lemanu Peleti Mauga has submitted the nomination of Lefiti Falelauli’i Pese as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS). In his letter to the Speaker of the House, Savali Talavou Ale, Lemanu stated that Lefiti has faithfully served the Territory for...
Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Pay increases for police officers are budgeted in the Department of Public Safety’s financial plan for fiscal year 2021 “and we request [for it] to remain as is,” declared Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson in a public plea — which appears to be directed to the...
Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson defended his previous statement that only 6 out of 251 applicants passed the entrance exams for the current Police Academy, and the “results are really bad”, during his appearance before the House Public Safety Committee last week...