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10 April 2015

The newly appointed Commissioner of Police, Mr Egon Lincoln Keil, took his oath as a Police Officer earlier today in a ceremony at the Court House, Mulinuu.

Presided over by Judge Mata Tuatagaloa and with the Attorney General and Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice, the court room was filled with family, friends and well-wishers.

Judge Tuatagaloa said the duties of a Police Officer are consistent with their oaths to serve the country without affection, malice or ill will.

She said the calibre expected of a police officer is to enforce the law generally in Samoa.

Mr Keil’s father, who is a prominent member of the local business community, Mapusua Rudolph Keil said he is happy and humbled to have one of his sons pledge himself to serve the people of Samoa through the Government, as his family are predominantly business people in the private sector.

Upon swearing in as a police officer of the Samoa Police, Egon thanked his family and friends for their support and encouragement and vowed to inject a fresh approach to Policing in Samoa.
“I look forward to making some good changes to our Police Services, to better serve the people of Samoa.”

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