The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) meeting took place at the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM) in Manly Sydney on Wed 13 and Thurs 14 February 2019. The meeting was attended by PICP ELT Chiefs as well as members from the Australian Federal Police, New Zealand Police, NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

The meeting was opened by Warwick Jones, AIPM Director, and chaired by Nauru Police Commissioner Corey Caleb. The PICP Secretariat facilitated a strategy session with the Chiefs for the development of a new PICP Strategic Plan 2020-2024.  Commissioner Caldwell (Tonga) and Deputy Commissioner Tudravu (Fiji) joined the ELT for this session.  The session aimed at capturing the collective thinking of the ELT, the current challenges in Pacific policing, and potential new goals.  A draft PICP Strategic Plan will be presented at the PICP American Samoa conference in August 2019.  The Chiefs presented program reports highlighting achievements and areas of concern. Keynote speaker Commissioner Bush presented on the New Zealand Police Approach to Family Harm. The Pacific Transnational Crime Network (PTCN) presented on crime trends across the Pacific with a focus on illicit drugs, human trafficking and gang movements.

Pacific Chiefs meet in Sydney

Photo: Supt Carl McLennan (PICP-S), Commissioner Mike Bush (NZ), Commissioner Andrew Colvin (AUS), Assistant Commissioner Tony Duwang (PNG), Deputy Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu (Fiji), Commissioner Sonny Thompson (American Samoa), Supt Matapo (Cook Islands), Chief Tony Edwards (Niue), Commissioner Egon Keil (Samoa), Commissioner Corey Caleb (Nauru), Commissioner Matthew Varley (Solomon Islands), Commissioner Steve Caldwell (Tonga), Efo Moalele (PICP WAN Chair)
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