American Samoa's Commissioner of Public Safety, William Haleck, has tendered his resignation.
Mr Haleck returned last night from off-island and today submitted his resignation after a meeting with the Governor Lolo Moliga.
Mr Haleck, who was a retired US Drug Enforcement Agent, has been the head of the police force since 2013.
In a memo released late this morning, Lolo has appointed Save Liuato Tuitele as the acting commissioner.
Save has been Director of the office of fraud prevention and investigations
He is a former judge and former US Army criminal investigator.
He has been serving as an advisor to DPS and had was acting commissioner early last year.