By Aiga Tofilau
APIA: Wednesday 27th June 2012: Twelve Police officers have been promoted today with increased salary packages and new positions.
The Commissioner of Police, Lilomaiava Fou Taioalo, said the twelve officers have been hardworking and passionate about their work making promotions a needed reward.
The newly promoted group include seven male and five female officers. Three officers received the rank of Superintendent who are Inspector Sala’a Sale Sala’a, Senior Sargeant Monalisa Tiai Keti and Sergeant Col Aumua. Two have been promoted to the rank of Inspector who are Senior Sergeant Norman Tuafale and Senior Sergeant Col Aumua. Three received the rank of Senior Seageant. They are Ta’alo Leota, Sergeant Joe Taioalo and Constable Rosa Bourne. Another three were made Sergeant, who are Constable Florence Toilolo, Constable Nofoa Farani and Constable Rosalina Ah Sue. Constable Elifano Mataafa was made a Corporal.
Lilomaiava stated police officers face very challenging situations during their work and some work in sun everyday and the promotion for some is a reward for that hard work over the years.
“These officers are people they have the passion for their work and some supervise new officers who are new to police work,” said the Commissioner.
The Commissioner congratulated the newly promoted officers and advised them to be on the alert at all times in their course of work and line of duty.
Senior Sergeant Rosa Bourne, a mother of eight from Falefa village told Talamua that she now faces more challenges given the responsibilities that come with her new rank.
“The new position changes the level of income for the development of my young family and I’m sure that there are more challenges now to face and the future,” said the Senior Sergeant.