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Commissioner Caldwell’s Introduction

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23 April 2015 It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed by His Majesty the King to be the Commissioner of Police for the Kingdom of Tonga.

I will serve His Majesty, His Government, the Tonga Police and the people of Tonga to the best of my ability.

Policing is about keeping our communities safe by:

  • Upholding the Rule of Law
  • Preventing CRIME
  • Detecting Crime when it is committed

The Tonga Police Mission is ‘To earn the Trust and Confidence of the people of Tonga through our Services to the Community.

I need to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of my immediate predecessors Chris Kelly and Grant O’Fee, the Tonga Police senior Executive members and Commissioned Officers and also the outstanding work of some very good men and women of the Tonga Police.

I plan to build on the very good work done around;

  • Community engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Core Policing Skills
  • Infrastructure

I need to say that my main goal is to build and develop Leadership at all levels in the Tonga Police, to reach their full potential so they can lead a professional Police Service serving its Communities and Country to keep everyone safe.

I am here to help.

Commissioner Stephen John Caldwell (55) serves at New Zealand Police for 37 years.


  • Command Positions in Uniform Branch and Criminal Investigation.
  • Area Commander for Marlborough Police for 17 years

Overseas Services:

  • 2005 – Solomons
  • 2010 – East Timor Contingent Commander
  • 2013-14 – Bougainville Contingent Commander


Issued by the : Tonga Police Media & Communication Officer, Tonga Police Headquarters, Longolongo, (676) 23 318, (676) 23 323 Fax: (676) 23 036; for media enquiries – Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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