Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava has praised the effort of deputy prime minister and police minister Teariki Heather, for providing key resources to help the national law enforcement agency.
Commissioner of Police Maara Tetava admits the Cook Islands Police Service has had some issues with performance, discipline and professionalism within the force – even to the extent of being held accountable under the law and its own professional standards system.
A local man is growing increasingly frustrated over what he perceives as the police’s failure to uphold a protection order he took out against his American ex-wife after she suddenly arrived in Rarotonga two months ago.
Chief Justice of the Cook Islands Sir Hugh Williams QC began his 13-day visit to Rarotonga on Monday. Williams is set to hear a number of cases whilst here. They involve charges ranging from the possession of cannabis to manslaughter.
After 10 years of dedicated service in the criminal investigation branch (CIB) of the Cook Islands Police, Xela the drug dog will finally put her paws up on Monday morning.