Project Description

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PPTAG Photos -01Role

The primary objective of PPTAG is to enhance capacity development (training) programmes in the Pacific region with a shift towards a more sustainable and self-reliant “for Pacific, by Pacific” approach.

There are 3 PPTAG focus areas: Leadership, Ethics & Integrity, Investigations.

Implementing Structure

PPTAG Photos - 03PPTAG was established in 2011 and has 14 members (Cook Islands, Solomon Islands, Guam, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Nauru, Australia, New Zealand, Palau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.)

The PPTAG Board of Management (BoM) consists of:

  • The Chair or PICP Executive Leader (on 2-year tenure) of PPTAG, currently Palau Director Ismael Aguon.
  • An AFP standing position (Secretariat Officer Suzanne Edwards)
  • A NZP standing position
  • A Representative from each: Polynesia/Micronesia/Melanesia

A PPTAG Working Group (sitting under the BoM and meeting at least once per year) is comprised of the PPTAG Chair, Heads of training from PPTAG member countries and the PPTAG Secretariat.
PPTAG is underpinned by numerous governance documents:

  • PPTAG Photos-022014 – 2016 PPTAG Work Plan;
  • 2013 – 2016 PPTAG Strategic Plan;
  • 2014 – 2015 PPTAG Annual implementation Plan (updated annually and endorsed by the PICP); and
  • 2013 Terms of Reference

History in last 5 years

PPTAG have reported annually to the PICP since its inception on progress against the Strategic Plan and provided briefing papers on topics of significance to Pacific Police Training including:
Recommendation of a selection process to assist with workplace

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PICP Executive Leader

Chief of Police Joseph Cruz – Guam Police Department

Programme Manager

Australian Federal Police

[email protected]

Ph: +61 261312017

PICP Secretariat Contact

[email protected]

Ph: +64 4 8170208

Primary Funder

Australian Federal Police (AFP) through Pacific Police Development Program Regional (PPDPR)

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