As a matter of law, the appointment of a Police Commissioner for Tonga is made by H.M. in Council acting upon the advice of The Judicial Appointments and Discipline Panel ("the Panel).
The post will soon be advertised and anyone who meets the stated requirements for the post is free to apply on or before Friday 28th October 2011.
Applications will be considered by the Panel during November, and interviews with selected candidates will follow.
The Appointment itself is likely to be made before Christmas.
Issued by the: Office of the Lord Privy Seal, V.V. Tone, Lord Privy Seal, Palace Office, Nuku'alofa, 2011.