The Ministry of the Interior has an Advisory Board for the Police and each police department a police advisory committee.
The task of the Advisory Board for the Police and the police advisory committees is to follow the developments in the areas relevant to police operations and the operations of the police, put forward initiatives aimed at developing the work of the police, issue opinions on matters concerning the police and deal with those other matters that are submitted for its consideration.
The Advisory Board for the Police is appointed by the Government for a period of four years at a time. The Advisory Board has a chair, a vice chair and a minimum of 11 and a maximum of 19 members. Except for the chair, each member has a personal deputy member.
The chair, the members and the deputy members are appointed from among the staff of the Ministry of the Interior and the National Police Board and from among the persons representing different citizen groups and the most important parties concerning the work of the police.
The number of members of the police advisory committees is determined by the National Police Board. Each member has a personal deputy member. The members of the advisory committee are elected by the local council for the duration of its term of office. The chief of the police department is also a member of the advisory committee.
The advisory committee elects a chair and a vice chair from among its members. However, a member of the police force may not act as the chair or the vice chair.
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