Defense of Palau is the responsibility of the United States, but local police matters are handled by the Palau Police, the national police force, and some of the sixteen states had separate police departments in the 1980s and 1990s.
The Palau police force have a Pacific-class patrol boat, the PSS President H.I. Remeliik, for use in maritime surveillance and fisheries control. This was donated and is maintained by Australia, who also provide training for the crew. Its home port is Koror.
The Palau Bureau of Public Safety director is Hazime T. Telei. Palau has provided police officers to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands since May 2006. Palauan Police officer Bryson Ngiratumerang is contingent commander of the Palauan police serving as part of RAMSI's Participating Police Force (PPF).
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