Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica

Mission

To provide relevant advice and administrative support to the Public and Police Service Commissions.

Vision

To provide efficient, reliable and professional procedural service to the Commissions so that a close relationship continues to foster between the Secretariat and the Commissions, and through constant up-dating and proper classification of its records, safe working environment to enable the Secretariat to promote a high level of performance and quality service to the Commissions and public officers.

Responsibilities

The Public and Police Service Commissions Secretariat has responsibility to both the Public and Police Service Commissions. The Secretariat has the overall responsibility for conducting the affairs and carrying out the decisions of the Commissions.

The Police Service Commission

The Police Service Commission is created under Section 91 of the Dominica Constitution Order (PDF, 3.6 MB). It has the power to appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the Police Force below the rank of Deputy Chief of Police (including the power to confirm appointments), to exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices and the power to remove such persons from office.

The Police Service Commission consists of a Chairman and six other members appointed by His Excellency the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister. The current members are:

  • Mr. Ian P. Munro - Chairman
  • Mr. George A. Royer - Deputy
  • Mr. Evander Joseph
  • Mrs. Annette Bates
  • Mr. Philsbert Alfred
  • Dr. Valda Henry
  • Mr. Schelfaut Pacquette

The Public Service Commission

The Public Service Commission is created under Section 84 of the Dominica Constitution Order (PDF, 3.6 MB). It has the power to appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the Public Service (including the power to confirm appointments), to remove such persons from office and to exercise disciplinary control over Public Officers.

The Public Service Commission Ordinance specifies that the Commission comprises a Chairman and six other members. All are appointed by His Excellency the President on the advice of the Prime Minister for a three-year period on a part time basis. The current members are:

  • Dr. Damien Dublin - Chairman
  • Mr. Gerald Cools-Lartigue - Deputy Chairman
  • Mr. Francis Peter
  • Mr. Phillip Pierre-Louis
  • Mr. Thomas Letang
  • Mrs. Ellen Fabien
  • Ms. Merle Peters

Key Official

Eleanor Ferrol
Secretary
Public and Police Service Commissions

Mrs. Eleanor Ferrol