Money laundering, counterfeiting, human trafficking and prostitution are some of the issues being discussed at the Pacific Transnational Crimes conference, which opens in Samoa today.
Police representatives from across the region are attending the three-day gathering.
The Samoa Police Commissioner, Egon Keil, says the conference will allow police to share experiences and concerns.
"We're going to be going through some very, very intense training and some experiences sharing so we can focus on the regional issues. Because if it's happening in Samoa, we'd like to know what Fiji is doing about it, what New Zealand is doing about it, what Australia is doing about it, so we can combat it here in Samoa."