Guam, 22-24 August

The 13th PICP WAN Conference was hosted by the Guam Police Department (GPD) WAN and the PICP Secretariat from 22-24 August 2017.  The theme for the 2017 conference was Unity within the community: Using yesterday to prepare for tomorrow, which is a reflection of on-going community outreach initiatives by the GPD WAN, and acknowledges the concerted effort of all those who contribute to making positive strides in our communities. By understanding the past and learning from our mistakes, we can move forward for a better tomorrow.  

Background & History

The PICP WAN conference is the primary decision-making mechanism in respect of PICP WAN activities and strategic direction.  From 2004 till 2015 it was held annually, with members endorsing the move to a biennial conference from 2015 onwards.  Previous conferences and themes include:

2015 – Auckland, New Zealand  (Theme: Riding the wave – planning, courage, resilience, success)
2014 – Cook Islands  (Theme: Leading change by creating effective leaders)
2013 – Vanuatu  (Theme: What is an effective WAN?)
2012 – Guam (co-host on behalf of Federated States of Micronesia) (Theme: Pacific police women promoting change)
2011 – Papua New Guinea  (Theme: Embracing partnerships to strengthen police service delivery)
2010 – Samoa  (Theme: Ethics and integrity in the Pacific)
2009 – Cook Islands  (Theme: Youth in the Pacific)
2008 – Brisbane, Australia  (Theme: Future directions for women in Pacific policing)
2007 – Melbourne, Australia
2006 – Solomon Islands  (Theme: Communicating with influence)
2005 – Fiji
2004 – Tonga  (Theme: Working through partnerships – first steps)