The recently established Police Board has elected Ali Faiz as its first president and Ahmed Fayaz Hassan as its first vice-president.
The Police Board was instituted earlier this month under the newly enacted Police Service Act and per the Act, five other board members were appointed.
According to the Police Service Act, a seven-member Police Board will be appointed to advise on the appointment of the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police. In addition to this, the board will be advising ministers and relevant authorities on policing matters.
The board includes two members appointed by the president, three experts from the relevant field, and two members appointed to represent the public.