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

1989
November 6

1989 PICP Conference – Australia

1989 PICP Conference – Australia
The 18th PICP Conference was held in Canberra, Australia on 6th-10th November 1989. The theme for this conference was “Terrorism or Trafficking: The problem of tourism.”
1988
August 1

1988 PICP Conference – Cook Islands

1988 PICP Conference – Cook Islands
The 17th PICP Conference was help in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 1st-5th August 1988. The theme for this conference was “Challenges Confronting Police Chiefs in the Twenty First Century.”
1987
October 4

1987 PICP Conference – American Samoa

1987 PICP Conference – American Samoa
The 16th PICP Conference was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa on 4th-9th October 1987. The theme of this conference was “Unity Through Regional Cooperation.”
1986
October 22

1986 PICP Conference – Kiribati

1986 PICP Conference – Kiribati
The 15th PICP Conference was held in Tarawa, Kiribati on 22nd-28th October 1986
1985
October 21

1985 PICP Conference – Samoa

1985 PICP Conference – Samoa
The 14th PICP Conference was held in Apia, Samoa on 21st-24th October 1985
1984
September 17

1984 PICP Conference – New Zealand

1984 PICP Conference – New Zealand
The 13th PICP Conference was held in Wellington, New Zealand on 17th-20th September 1984
1983
August 29

1983 PICP Conference – Papua New Guinea

1983 PICP Conference – Papua New Guinea
The 12th PICP Conference was held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on 29th August – 2nd September 1983
1982
September 20

1982 PICP Conference – French Polynesia

1982 PICP Conference – French Polynesia
The 11th PICP Conference was held in Papeete, French Polynesia on 20th-24th September 1982
1981
October 26

1981 PICP Conference – Australia

1981 PICP Conference – Australia
The 10th PICP Conference was held in Canberra, Australia on 26th-28th October 1981
1980
October 20

1980 PICP Conference – New Caledonia

1980 PICP Conference – New Caledonia
The 9th PICP Conference was held in Noumea, New Caledonia on 20th-24th October 1980