American Samoa Department of Public Safety

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The American Samoa Department of Public Safety, formerly the American Samoa Territorial Police is the police law enforcement agency for American Samoa, which has jurisdiction anywhere in the territory. It was created to protect the lives and property of American Samoans. The DPS has police, corrections and fire divisions.

Airport police, port police conservation officers and community college police departments are also active in American Samoa.

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It is in charge of the Tafuna Correctional Facility (TCF),[1] the sole correctional facility in the territory.[2]

In 2008 former Tafuna warden Mika Kelemete, along with a prison guard at Tafuna, received a civil rights violation prison sentence from U.S. federal authorities.[3]

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