The parties involved in a review process will depend on which type of decision is being reviewed.
A review of an 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 nominated appointee)
- the person nominated by the decision maker (generally 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 (PSR)
The Secretary, PSR undertakes the efficient day-to-day operations of the PSR 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 Queensland Police Service (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 CPSR
QPS Senior Sergeant, Police Service Reviews
The role of the Senior Sergeant, PSR is to:
- Act as point of contact between the OCPSR and the Police Service and provide professional assistance as required
- Provide advice to the OCPSR on QPS policy and process, relevant to police service reviews
- Provide additional information to the Review Commissioner on request
- Receive and process documentation submitted by officers involved in reviews
- Maintain records and develop statistics relevant to police reviews.
Role of Queensland Police Union of Employees
A member of the Queensland Police Union of Employees (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.