The parties involved in a review process will depend on which type of decision is being reviewed.

A review of a promotion, transfer or non-appointment will involve:

  • the person requesting that a decision be reviewed (the review applicant)
  • the person who was appointed to the position but whose selection process and appointment is now being reviewed (the provisional appointee)
  • the person who chaired the original selection panel (the panel Chair).

The following people will be involved in any review process (in order of contact with applicants):

  • the Secretary, Police Service Reviews
  • the Senior Sergeant, QPS Police Service Reviews
  • a Review Commissioner.

The Secretary, Police Service Reviews

The Secretary, PSR undertakes the efficient day-to-day operations of the Police Service Reviews function and provides advice on the efficiency of those functions. Their role is to:

  • Process review applications and scheduling hearings before the Review Commissioners
  • Provide procedural advice and administrative support to Review Commissioners to assist them perform their functions
  • Provide advice relating to the reviews process to QPS officers
  • Provide advice on the relevant legislation, QPS policy and process, concerning police service reviews
  • Conduct inquiries on behalf of the Review Commissioners
  • Provide administrative support to the OPSR

QPS Senior Sergeant, Police Service Reviews

The role of the Senior Sergeant, PSR is to:

  • Provide advice on the relevant legislation, QPS policy and process, concerning police service reviews
  • Contribute to the integrity of the review process and act impartially without providing a case for either the Appointee or the Applicant
  • Receive and process documentation submitted by members involved in reviews in a timely manner to maintain the professionalism of the Police Service
  • Provide professional assistance to the Secretary, PSR and Review Commissioners
  • Provide advice to the Secretary, PSR and Review Commissioners as to the different functions, policies and processes of the QPS
  • Conduct inquiries on behalf of the Secretary, PSR and Review Commissioners
  • Maintain records and develop statistics relevant to police reviews.

Role of Queensland Police Union of Employees

A member of the QPUE is invited to attend PSR hearings as an observer. The member provides advice only, if required, and does not put forward a case for the parties of a review. They are not provided any documentation sent to the CPSR.  

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