The board is chaired by a Deputy Commissioner of Police. It also comprised an Assistant Commissioner of Police, the director of human resources of the Police Service, a senior official from the Ministry of National Security, selected by the minister and an independent management consultant, appointed by the commissioner. The bill states: "The commissioner shall engage a person who is not a police officer as secretary to the board. The appropriate recognised association may nominate a representative to be present as an observer at sitting of the board." The bill said at the end of each sitting the observer would be asked to make comments on the procedures, which would then be filed with the secretary of the board.