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

1979
October 30

1979 PICP Conference – Cook Islands

1979 PICP Conference – Cook Islands
The 8th PICP Conference was held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands on 30th October – 2nd November 1979
1977
October 17

1977 PICP Conference – New Zealand

1977 PICP Conference – New Zealand
The 7th PICP Conference was held in Rotorua, New Zealand on 17th-21st October 1977.
1976
August 23

1976 PICP Conference – Nauru

1976 PICP Conference – Nauru
The 6th PICP Conference was held in Yaren, Nauru on 23-25 August 1976
1975
July 15

1975 PICP Conference – Tonga

1975 PICP Conference – Tonga
The 5th PICP Conference was held in Nuku’alofa, Tonga on 15-18 July 1975
1973
September 17

1973 PICP Conference – Fiji

1973 PICP Conference – Fiji
The 4th Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police conference was held in Suva, Fiji on 17-20th September 1973
1972
June 19

1972 PICP Conference – Solomon Islands

1972 PICP Conference – Solomon Islands
The 2nd Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police conference was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands on 19th-23rd June 1972
1970
March 16

1970 PICP Conference – Fiji

1970 PICP Conference – Fiji
The 1st conference of the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police, formerly known as the South Pacific Chiefs of Police, was held in..Read More