History

The Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) was founded as the South Pacific Chiefs of Police Conference (SPCPC) in 1970, when representatives of seven Pacific Island countries met in Fiji. The organisation has grown over time, both in its scope and number of members, and was renamed the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) in 2005 to reflect this wider role.

The membership includes police services from all Pacific Island Forum (PIF) countries – Australia, Cook Islands, FSM, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, PNG, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu – as well as the three Pacific US territories of Gaum, American Samoa and CNMI. It is the only forum that brings Pacific Chiefs of Police together for strategic discussions on issues impacting Pacific regional policing.

PICP Annual Conferences

2009
September 1

2009 PICP Conference – Papua New Guinea

PNG 2009
“Youth and Police in the Pacific” The 38th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Annual Conference was held in Port Moresby, Papua..Read More
2008
September 2

2008 PICP Conference – Samoa

2008 PICP Conference – Samoa
The 37th PICP Conference was held in Apia, Samoa on 2nd-4th September 2008. The theme for this conference was “Navigating Future Currents..Read More
2007
October 8

2007 PICP Conference – Niue

2007 PICP Conference – Niue
The 36th PICP Conference was hosted by Niue Police in Wellington, New Zealand on 8th-12th October 2007. The theme for this conference..Read More
2006
July 27

2006 PICP Conference – Palau

2006 PICP Conference – Palau
The 35th PICP Conference was held in Koror, Republic of Palau on 27th-31st July 2006. The theme for this conference was “Policing..Read More
2005
August 14

2005 PICP Conference – Fiji

Fiji 2004
“Policing Response to Natural Disasters” The 34th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Annual Conference was held in Suva, Fiji in 2005.
2004
August 28

2004 PICP Conference – Tonga

2004 PICP Conference – Tonga
The 33nd PICP Conference was held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 28th August-2nd September 2004. The theme of this conference was “Safe and..Read More
2003
November 3

2003 PICP Conference – Australia

Brisbane 2003
“Terrorism – The Wider Law Enforcement” The 32nd Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Annual Conference was held in Brisbane, Australia in..Read More
2002
October 7

2002 PICP Conference – Cook Islands

2002 PICP Conference – Cook Islands
The 31st PICP Conference was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 7th-11th October 2002. The theme for this conference was “Combating Terrorism..Read More
2001
October 22

2001 PICP Conference – Samoa

2001 PICP Conference – Samoa
The 30th PICP Conference was held in Apia, Samoa on 22nd-26th October 2001. The theme for this conference was “Cooperation and other..Read More
2000
October 2

2000 PICP Conference – New Zealand

2000 PICP Conference – New Zealand
The 29th PICP Conference was held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 2nd-6th October 2000. The theme of this conference was “policing Issues..Read More