The Police Service Commission 

Section 91 of the Constitution deals with the establishment and composition of the Police Service Commission and states:-

There shall be a Police Service Commission for Barbados which shall consist of a Chairman and not less than two nor more than four other members who shall be appointed by the Governor General, acting on the recommendation of the Prime Minister after consultation with the Leader of the Opposition, by instrument under the Public Seal.

The functions of the Commission are set out at Section 96 (1) and (2) of the Constitution as follows:-

Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, power to make appointments to offices in the Police Force and to remove and to exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices is hereby vested in the Governor General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Police Service Commission. 

Before the Police Service Commission advises the appointment to any office in the Police Force of any person holding or acting in any office power to make appointments to which is vested by this Constitution in the Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission or the Public Service Commission, it shall consult the Judicial and Legal Service Commission or the Public Service Commission, as the case may be. 

The specific duties of the Police Service Commission are set out at Part II of the Service Commissions (Police Service) Regulations, 1964 and at Part 11 of the Public Service Act, CAP 29.   The members of the Police Service Commission are as follows:

Mr. R.E.Guyson Mayers, B.A, LL.B., LL.M.          -    Chairman

The Very Reverend Dr. Frank Marshall, CBE      -    Member

Mr. Neville Lewis, B.Sc.                                          -    Member

Mr. Keith Whittaker, B.S.S., J.P.                             -    Member

Miss Shirley Farnum,B.Sc,LLB.                              -    Member