Seconded Pacific Officers Applications Now Open

Expressions of Interest are sought from sworn police and civilian members of PICP member countries for the 2019 Seconded Pacific Officer (SPO) placements. In this round of applications we are particularly focusing on Officers who are self-starters and have strong administrative logistical skills. The focus for these secondments will be on assisting the Secretariat with the PICP programmes including Road Policing, Family/Gender Harm and supporting the Women Advisory Network (WAN). These secondments will be primarily based in Wellington New Zealand.

SPO secondments will commence from June/July 2019 for a period of 1 to 6 months unaccompanied (without family members). Seconded Pacific Officers will continue to be paid their normal salary, and all other costs associated with the placements will be met by the PICP Secretariat including:

  • Travel costs
  • Accommodation
  • All utilities (excluding telephone calls)
  • A monthly per diem rate.

The successful applicants will come under the administrative control of the PICP Executive Director for the duration of the secondment. Attached is the documentation required for an SPO application:

Interested persons are invited to submit an application form and CV endorsed by the Police Chief. Applications will be jointly considered by the PICP Chair & PICP Secretariat. For further information and submission of endorsed applications, please contact [email protected]. Application close on Friday 10th May 2019

Seconded Pacific Officer (SPO) Programme

The PICP Secondment programme was established following the 32nd Annual PICP Conference in 2003, where members agreed that the PICP Secretariat would be strengthened and invigorated to meet the objectives of the PICP Strategic Plan by hosting secondments of Pacific police service members.

Current focus of the programme is on matching opportunities with expertise and skill development needs of the individual and their police service. Participants – referred to as Seconded Pacific Officers (SPOs) – are drawn from all PICP member countries (excluding NZ and Australia) and complete a short-term deployment to the PICP Secretariat office at NZ Police National Headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand.

Applications are currently not being taken. Details on the next round of applications to be advised in due course.

Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) Exchange Programme

The PICP WAN Exchange programme offers short-term development opportunities to both sworn and unsworn women from Pacific police services.  The programme aims to enhance the careers of women in Pacific policing by:

  1. Providing an opportunity to work alongside police officers in another Pacific jurisdiction;
  2. Providing an opportunity to research initiatives adopted by other Pacific police services, in particular on issues affecting women in Pacific policing; and
  3. Promoting the sharing of knowledge and networking with fellow PICP WAN members to strengthen the bond and support for women in Pacific policing.

Expressions of interest for the 2019/20 exchange programme will be sought later in the year.