Merwel Vocor

Vanuatu Police Officer creates history

PC Vocor graduated from the Royal Navy’s New Entry Officers’ Course, last week after spending the last five months training and learning the skills, knowledge and behaviour required to be an effective police maritime officer and leader.

She will now go on to learn the core skills required for safe navigation at sea.

Her training is supported by the Vanuatu and Australian Defence Corporation Programme.

PC Vocor hails from Santo.

She joined the VMF Recruit in 2019 at the age of 20 years.


Ni-Vanuatu Police Officer nominated to undertake New Entry Officers’ Course in Australia

The 22-year-old joined the VMF Recruit in 2019 at the age of 20.

After recruitment, she was posted to the Police Maritime Wing as a sailor.

Vocor was nominated to undertake the NEOC for approximately 5 months at the HMAS Creswell in Australia to benefit the VPF Maritime Wing.

The NEOC teaches the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be an effective junior naval officer. It covers naval leadership, requiring team member and team leader qualities.

Vanuatu’s Police Constable Vocor attends Royal Navy’s New Entry Officer’s course in Australia

Vocor departed for Australia yesterday

She will be studying and training with the Royal Australian Navy Midshipmen for five months.

The Australian High Commission in Vanuatu said PC Vocor is expected to further develop her skills, knowledge and behaviours that is required to be an effective maritime security officer and leader.

PC Vocor is the second Vanuatu Police Force member to attend NEOC after PC Rachel Amkori graduating from the prestigious course last year.

Vanuatu Police Force thanked Australia for the Partnership.